She had been wanting to get her ears pierced for a long time. She's bring it up, and then I'd talk her out of it because I thought she was just too young. But then the other day, we were birthday shopping for her cousin. She wanted to get him a watch - and wouldn't you know it - right next to the display of little boy's watches were little girl's earrings. She immediately picked up a box that held several pairs of dangly, sparkly earrings, and she wanted them. Badly. Again I tried to talk her out of getting them pierced. I even tried to explain that it would hurt, and then be a long time before she could wear the danglies. But she wasn't to be deterred. She's very persistent.
So, we went over to the jewelry counter to see if they even pierced ears. There by the counter was a large sign that read:
Free ear piercing with the purchase of piercing studs
It was meant to be that day. So, on impulse (which is something the planner in me rarely acts on), we did it. She picked out some cute CZ studs. (They sparkle, and she can't stop looking at herself in the mirror) She was so very brave, and only cried a little bit. After she got them pierced, she had to go visit everyone she knew to show them her earrings. And she didn't want to tell them what she did - she had to wait until they noticed - which wasn't very long, because she made it very obvious.
Here she is hamming it up for the camera
My little diva