I always said that I would let Macy get her ears pierced when she was old enough to ask me to have it done.
She's been curious about pierced ears probably since about 4 years. I have pierced ears but very rarely wear earrings, so she didn't really know much about them until she started going to preschool. I've always told her the truth about them, that they are indeed holes in your ears and it hurts for about a second when they do it. She didn't want to "get holes in her ears".
About 6 months ago, the topic came up again. A lot of her school friends have pierced ears. I told her the same thing and said she could get it done if she wanted. Maybe 2 months ago, all 4 of us were at the mall and a little girl about her age was getting ready to have hers pierced, so Macy and I stood and watched. She didn't like that and ran out of the store saying she didn't want it done!
Fast forward to today. She's totally been into doing her hair all up, putting her glitter lip gloss on and just looking at herself in the mirror. I was packing her lunch this morning when she came downstairs. I looked at her and saw these things clipped to her ears. I had to hold in a little giggle! Upon closer examination, I find that they are some clip earring pieces from one of her bead kits with those little jelly rings attached. She had them totally clipped inside her ears! *giggle*
I looked at her and said they would probably really start hurting at school and she said that they already were!! We took them out and I told her to go to school and think about the piercing and talk to her friends about it and if she wanted to, I'd take her to get it done tonight.
She did just that and decided she wanted it done. After supper, her and I headed to the mall. I thought for sure she'd decide against it, but on the drive to the mall, I could tell she was serious!! We waited and watched a 7 year old and her mom get theirs pierced and then she went! She picked out the pink daisy studs, of course!! I had them do both ears at once and she was a trooper!! I knew she would be. Her and Jack never flinch when they get vaccinated either!!
She was so proud and was strutting around and looking in every mirror, telling all the store clerks that she had just gotten her ears pierced!! We did a little more girly shopping and had a great few hours together!! We don't get to do that much anymore, so we both really enjoyed it!!!
You know, she seems so big when she talks to us, but looking at her sitting in that big ear piercing chair, she looked so little!
Here she is in all her proudness!