Now, earlier in the day yesterday Emma had informed Grace and I that she was ready to have her ears pierced. We have chatted with the girls about this topic for a year or so and while they always cringed at the thought of it they have also always known that whenever they were ready for it we would be too. Yesterday, as we were heading to ballet class Emma said to me (very matter-of-factly mind you): "Mama, I am ready to have my ears pierced." "Are you sure, sweet girl?" "Yes, mama. I am sure." "Alright then. We shall see about getting your ears pierced." She was thrilled. So thrilled that she told Dave last night that she was going to get her ears pierced and that she wanted star shaped earrings to boot! Today, after I returned home from the gym and Dave had headed to work, Em came and reminded me that today was the day her ears would be pierced. "Well, I guess she really is serious about this" I thought. So, a plan was hatched and off we went (with a stop first at our local Ben and Jerry's since it was free cone day after all).
And here she is proudly sporting her fabulous new sunglasses and her beautiful new purple earrings!
She did great during the piercing.
Of course, it probably helped that we had numbed her ears with Emla Cream before we went!
Grace has now decided that when she turns seven this July she too would like her ears pierced. I think she needed to see someone, like her beloved sister, experience it and come away unscathed before she was ready to experience it herself.
Needless to say, after the excitement of the events of the last couple of days, paired with the gorgeous weather we've had I had two very tired little girls here tonight. They even asked to go to bed early. A true sign that much fun has been had!