The year I turned 9, my mom and dad took my downtown to get my ears pierced. I hadn’t asked yet, but my mom figured it was coming and headed it off at the pass. After the first ear, they offered to let me come back another time to get the second ear done. I don’t know if that was their standard procedure with kids or I winced really bad, what I do remember is my mom leaning over and whispering in my ear, “you better get that second one done now. Your dad is NOT going to want to come back a second time.” Now, in their defense, the ear piercing place was a 45-minute drive one-way from our house.
I got that second ear pierced that night.
Last year, I found myself with a 9-year-old daughter begging to get her ears pierced. I also found myself looking at her and saying, “if we go, you better get both done because I do NOT want to go back a second time”…and the ear piercing place is only about 15 minutes from our house.
Caitlyn got them both done that day. And impatiently waited 8 weeks to be able to take her starter earrings out.
Today found me with an almost 9-year-old (Monday) sitting in the same chair to get her ears pierced.
There was no need to remind her I wasn’t coming back a second time to get the second ear pierced. I’ve never seen anyone so excited to have pain inflicted on their head!
And in the last year, things have changed. Due to upgrades in the cleaning solution they give you, she only has to keep in her starter earrings for 3 weeks, rather than 8. Here’s hoping she gets some earrings for Christmas 😉Survive til you Thrive!