Tuesday, March 31, 2009

For awhile now, Emma has been asking to get pierced ears. I kept telling her she could do it when she was older, but she finally wore me down and convinced me that five years is old enough. Still, look at those sweet little un-mutilated earlobes. I'm going to miss them.We went to the mall on Sunday to get it done. I'd heard stories before about little girls who get them pierced one at a time, but freak out after the first one and don't want to get the second one done. I figured that would be the sort of thing Emma would be likely to do, so I said we were only going to do it if there were two people there to pierce both ears at the same time. Well, when we got there we tried every single place that does piercing and not a single one had more than one person working. Against my better judgment, we went ahead and did it anyway, and she completely wowed me with her bravery!She was smiling until the first earring punched through. After that she looked completely somber, but when Steve asked if she was ready for the next one, she just gave a silent, but determined, nod. I was completely amazed and impressed with her.

So far I think she likes them and I have to admit they do look pretty darn cute. Sniff, sniff...my little girl just keeps growing up!

14 comments:

Chelsea said...

She is PRECIOUS, Sarah. Seriously. That picture of her in the chair just kills me.

Hamons said...

Sheesh, all your kiddos are just growing right up!

Mom said...

OH, EMMA, YOU LOOK SO CUTE! I wonder how many little girls get their ears pierced holding their papa's hand. It is sweet that your whole family was there for the es-citing event!

Allison said...

She's pretty brave, one of my girls wanted to walk out after the first ear but went ahead and had the other one done.

She looks so pleased afterwards.

Shawn said...

oh my what a big girl!!! Bethany has been toting around these lady bug earrings grandma had gotten her. We told her the same thing when she was ready she could. So far she is happy just carrying them. What a sweet pic!

mommymae said...

she looks pleased as punch! how brave of her...and you!

Deanna said...

Oh Emma, what a brave girl! I love the earrings, they are so beautiful.

Nicki said...

She really does look so grown up. I suspect you did not tell her of your ear piercing disaster before the big event. To this day I have never pierced my ears-and that nasty swollen earlobe you had is part of the reason!

Tresa said...

She does look very happy and so grown up!!

Mom said...

I was also reminded of your own ear-piercing disaster! Did you tell Emma about that exciting experience?

Anonymous said...

Emma looks so grown up and she is so pretty. I know she is proud of her earrings. I too had a black ear when i got my ears pierced had to take anitbotics. Glad I did it anyway.
Your children are growing up fast savor every minute.
lj

vincent said...

Ahhh!!! I just showed this to my 5 year old and she said, "She is older than me mom isn't she? Because it hurts to get your ears pierced, so she must be really brave!". She does look sweet

Abby said...

Emma, you are fabbbbbbulous, dahhhling! How cute! And Sarah, I've never heard your ear piercing disaster story, but I have one too... involving an earring back that accidentally got shoved up under the skin, which then grew over it and had to be snipped with sterilized scissors months later by my industrious mother. Let's just say it got pretty gory.

I must say she looks SO brave in that very serious picture, holding Steve's hand. So sweet.

Christina said...

OH MY WORD!!!! Emma is one lucky girl! Poor Brookie has to wait until she is TWELVE!!! Yep. I am truly the meanest mom ever! :) Emma sure does look CUTE with her little earrings! And you are right...they are growing up sooooo fast!