Ever since JaneClaire was born I've been dying to get her ears pierced. I think little babies with pierced ears look so incredibly cute. I'm sure a lot of Moms out there would disagree with me and that's OK, just my opinion. I had my ears pierced when I was a few months old and have always been a lover of cute dangly things hanging from them. I begged and pleaded with Andrew to have JC's ears pierced. He always had the same answer - "No way!"
When JC turned one, Andrew surprised me and everyone else with a special gift at her birthday party, a beautiful pair of baby diamond studs! He was going to let me pierce them. Little did I know that a few days later Andrew would back out of his promise. He felt it was really a decision JC needed to make on her own. "I feel bad poking holes in her ears when she doesn't even have a choice, this should be something she decides." I had to admit he was right. We decided then that when JC was old enough to ask, we would let her have her ears pierced.
Fast forward 2 1/2 years...
As I mentioned before JC played T-ball over the spring/summer. A little girl on her team had earrings and JC fell in love with the idea of having her ears pierced. She started asking everyday "Can I get earrings, I want them, Hers are so cute, Can I pick out some, Does it hurt....etc..." I was so happy!! She had asked without me telling her about them. I guess it never occurred to her that Mommy wears earrings everyday. It only hit her when a little girl her age had some on. After JC asked and asked me I told her to go and talk with her Daddy. Andrew was a little saddened by the thought of his little girl growing up and getting something "mature" as he called it. He told JC that after T-ball was over that we would take and get her some earrings :) We didn't want the T-ball helmet (which fits soooo snugly around her little ears) to bother a newly set of pierced ears.
JC finished T-ball about 2 months ago and our promise to her has been pushed aside. We have had a busy two months (notice my lack in blogging) and totally forgotten about it. This morning JC and I were talking while Andrew was mowing the yard. She asked "Hey Mom! Are we ever going to get my earrings?" I'm telling you, that child never forgets anything! I realized that today we had nothing on the calendar, no youth group activities and my housework was all caught up....WHY this is a perfect day. The stars never line up like that :) I talked with Andrew when he came in from mowing. I think he had hoped JC would have forgotten. So we made plans to hit the mall this afternoon.
I took my little sister Charity to have her ears pierced years ago at Claire's Boutique in the mall. They did a great job and pierced both ears at the same time. I called and made sure two people would be on staff when we arrived so we didn't have to do the one-hole-at-a-time kind of thing. They told me to come in after 2:30. We all loaded up and drove into town. We hadn't eaten lunch yet so we decided to eat at the food court. JC picked Chick-fil-a, her Daddy's favorite :) She talked non-stop on the way over! She was so excited. She asked me lots of questions and I made sure to tell her that having her ears pierced might hurt a little bit but that it would only last for a little while. I gave her the facts about cleaning them and turning the posts daily. She said she understood and still wanted them.
We arrived at Claire's and I begin to fill out paperwork. JC climbed into the big chair and started chatting away. She met the two ladies who would be working with her, Michelle and Shay. They were very nice and liked JC a lot. She got to pick out her first pair of earrings. She wanted some Hello Kitty ones but Michelle informed us that because they were stainless steal sometimes they lead to more infections. She suggested we get some 14k gold ones for the first time and then after 6 weeks she could put the Hello Kitty ones in. JaneClaire decided on some pink diamond daisy earrings. Good choice! They would have been my choice for her if I had to pick. They got their gloves on, her ears cleaned and the earrings ready.
Here is the video :)
Poor girl. I don't think she liked it too much. She cried about 20 seconds longer and then she was good to go! She looked at her earrings in the mirror and liked what she saw. We paid for the earrings...a whopping $40! I told JC earlier that if she did well and was brave we may stop for some ice cream later. She didn't forget that either! :)
Here we are back in the food court for ice cream.
On the car ride home I asked JC did it hurt. "A little bit. It felt like a beast pinched me!"
Haha. Whatever that means.
When we got home she called her Grandma and Mimi and told them about her new earrings. And then she drew this picture of herself and her new pink daisy earrings.
She asked me "Can you tell which dots are the earrings?" I died laughing! Oh MY JC. I think she is the funniest!