Friday, May 16, 2008

Definately a big girl!!

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!

24 comments:

Beth said...

Yay Macy! Such a big girl!
Those are some great looking earrings too!
CONGRATULATIONS!
- Beth J

Andrea said...

WOO-HOO Macy.....you are such a trooper and WAY BRAVE!!!!

Love the new earings!

:)

Anonymous said...

awww . . .love the girly time you two got to spend and love that she is making the decisions on her own.

denise

Trish said...

Yay Macy!!!!!

Love your new earrings!!!!

Delaney Gates said...

Aw, how sweet! It's definitely a milestone in a kiddos life! :)

Colleen said...

So cute! Wat to go Macy!! Oh and I love your name by the way!

Scrapbook Princess said...

Congrats Macy!!! I love the earrings you picked out. When my little girl is ready, you will have to give her some hints on how you did it!!

jill said...

What fun! My dd wants her ears pierced and my thinking is when she is old enough to take care of them. Which is now. Unfortunately her dad doesn't agree and this is something we need to be in agreement. So she is still waiting. I think he sees it as too grown up and we are talking about his little girl :)

Andrea said...

Macy-

This is a message from Stephanie:

I hope you like your new earings. I think they are pretty.
Bye.

Kimberly said...

yay macy!!!
are you totally getting freaked out at how 'grown up' she's getting???!!!
i'm glad the two of you got to spend some good time together!

Melanie said...

Awww, what a big girl! Congrats, Macy! Those are such pretty earrings!

Marlene said...

Awww, look at her!!! She's so adorable with those new little earrings! What a brave little (big!) girl you've got there.

Macy - I love your new earrings! You have great taste in choosing those!

Lynette said...

What a cutie patootie!!!

Lisa M. Pace said...

YAY Macy.. you picked out the most beautiful pink daisy studs I have ever seen. Have fun shopping for more earrings in the future.

Marieke said...

Wow what a big girls she's getting! They look beautiful Macy and very grown up :).

Patrice~ said...

pink, sparkle-y earrings!
perfect choice!!!
ps: Rachael, can't wait to see the LO's documenting this big event!! thanks for sharing!

Sarah C. said...

Macy is so brave! I didn't dare get mine pierced until the 7th grade. They only did one at a time. I nearly left with just one because of the pain! LOL Love the earrings she selected - so pretty. :)

croppin carla said...

So cute.......I remember those days. I always told my DD when she was ready she could get them done. So first piercing was around age
10, then second holes was around 14....UMMMMMM.....since then within the last year and she will be 17 in Sept......her cartlidge in one ear is done and her nose is done......and she talks about her belly button all the time. Lets just hope that it stops there.

Celeste said...

adorable earrings!

merrymstamper said...

totally cute! Macy, your earrings are adorable...great choice. :)

Kristi Smith said...

I want a little girl! =(

:)

Congrats Macy!

Nicole said...

I am so impressed with her bravery. WTG Macy!!!

Melonie said...

Yay Macy! Congrats on your beautiful earrings.

Kendra said...

Oh I remember what an exciting day that was for me. What a brave girl to go through without fear or tears!