10.02.2007

Pierced Ears!

I know. Before I even have to say anything, I can feel some criticism and judgment coming on. Ella is only 4, an age that apparently most people feel is way too young to have her ears pierced. I'm kind of surprised how strongly some people feel about it. I was 4 years old when I got my ears pierced and I vividly remember begging, and begging to get my ears pierced. I wanted it so badly! I think I finally probably just drove my mom crazy, so she broke down and let me get them pierced. So when Ella started asking and asking and asking I said "sure" because I remember being there. Also, I really don't think it's a big deal. There are so many other things that I do feel strongly about and that are a big deal and pierced ears isn't even in the same league.

I took her to Claire's at the mall. I called ahead and made sure that there were 2 girls there so they could do both ears at the same time. So we drove over, I filled out the paperwork, opened up my purse to get my ID and my wallet was not there. I remember earlier in the day getting it out for info I needed on the computer and I left it on the desk. Ella had been waiting so patiently and excitedly for today that I couldn't disappoint her. We turned around and drove home and I got my wallet. The only problem was when we got back to Claire's there was only 1 girl there, so that meant she had to have her ears done one at a time. She said she still wanted to do it. Based on her very dramatic, violent reaction to getting a flu shot last week, I was almost positive that we would be leaving with only one ear pierced, but I promised, so we proceeded.

She did great! She looked a little surprised and panicked after each ear was done and her little lip started quivering (isn't that the sweetest sad picture) but she held it together and a few seconds later was all smiles. She was so cute after we were done she walked around holding her hair up in a ponytail so everyone could see her pierced ears! Seeing how excited and happy she was just melted my heart and made me so glad I let her do it.

5 comments:

Brad, Rebecca, Jacob said...

I was only a baby when my mom did mine...don't even remember it. I am with you on getting ears pierced early, especially if Ella wanted it :) There are way more important things to argue with her over...

Gomez said...

I know this was awhile ago but I have not really been on anyones blogs in almost a month. I love that sad little expession on Ella's face. She was so proud of them, she ran up and showed them to me.

***Marilee said...

Too cute! Annie was 4 when we let her get her ears done! She also begged and begged for it! Adam didn't want anything to do with it until I pointed out that she is my only girl and this is the ONLY girlie thing she has ever wanted. That melted him immediately! It's been almost 4 years and she loves it! Way to go Ella!

Courtney said...

I love the second pic. Jeff is strongly against ear piercing and swears the girls' ears will never be pierced (I think he had to pick up too many of his sisters' earrings growing up).

Kerry and Mindy said...

You go girl. If I had a girl she would have come out of the womb with earings. Guess God knows what his is doing. Love you. Good for you. Tell Ella she is so pretty and the earings are only a bounus.