Never Wordless Wednesday: Pierced Ears

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Over the past few months Alleigh had been talking more and more about earrings.  I had explained to her how ears are pierced, but didn’t think she quite understood.  While at the mall one day I noticed a little girl getting her ears pierced so we stopped to watch.  In all honesty I thought the little girl (she was 4 years old) would cry and that would be the end of Alleigh asking about getting her ears pierced.  Instead that little girl didn’t even flinch.  I asked Alleigh if she wanted to get her ears pierced and she told me “soon, but not today.”  A few days went by and while driving by the mall she asked if she could get hers pierced.  Even though I had been wanting to wait til she was closer to ten years old I figured if she wanted to get them done it would be fun to do it right before starting kindergarten.  And so before going in I explained that after getting them pierced I would want to put her hair in a pony tail until they were healed, that they would need to be cleaned twice a day, and that she could not touch them.  I wanted to avoid infection at all costs.  Alleigh agreed and in we went.

The pictures paint the experience pretty well.  She was super excited to get them pierced and I snapped one last earring-less picture.  She got them marked and when the lady held the gun up to her ear she started crying before they were even pierced.  After she did one her crying actually lessened and once the second one was done and she had a sucker in hand the tears were gone.  She was so proud of her new earrings as you can see in the smiling picture even with the teary eyes, hehe.  Oh and she picked Hello Kitty earrings!

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It really felt like she grew up SO much in those few minutes of getting her ears pierced.  And every time I look at her with those cute little Hello Kitty studs in her ears I am reminded that she isn’t a baby anymore.  She isn’t even a preschooler… she is a kindergartener and in a few short weeks she will be at school.  All day, every day.  Can someone pass the tissues?

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19 Responses to Never Wordless Wednesday: Pierced Ears

  1. Terra Heck says:

    They grow up oh-so quickly. She looks proud of her newly pierced ears and looks adorable with them.

  2. Man, seeing her teary face makes ME want to cry! :( Glad she did so well! They do grow up fast… So sad.

  3. Sandy VanHoey says:

    How sweet and I love that they now have Hello Kitty earrings. My daughters were both young as well when they got their ears pierced. What I liked about when they did ours, they had a lady on each side, on each ear and did them both at the same time. There was no thinking about having to do another ear. It makes it a lot faster and simpler for the kids if they do them both at one time.
    Our babies do grow up so quickly. Great job Alleigh!

  4. Janet W. says:

    She looks so grown up now! How adorable!

  5. April G says:

    Aww they look great!!! Kindergarten!? That can be sad but I’m sure she’ll love it and even though it’ll be hard for you it will be ok! :(

  6. Betty Baez says:

    Aaaww!!! The earrings are cute! my oldest two are starting kinder & 1st grade next month now i’ll only have my little one at home they grow up soo fast!

  7. Melissa says:

    How cute and what a special experience. This definitely makes me want to wait for my girls.

  8. Amanda says:

    I wonder when my daughter will ask…. her best friend got them done as a baby but so far she hasn’t brought it up. My mom made me wait until middle school. Who knows what my “rule” will be…

  9. awww I remember getting my ears pierced, but I was older. So brave.

  10. I would have picked Hello Kitty too. I’m glad she had a good experience and I think the tears/smiling shot is great!

  11. Awww, I love her earrings and she was such a brave girl!

  12. elizabeth p. says:

    So brave! I think I had to wait until middle school

  13. Emily says:

    I love it! She is so cute (looks a lot like you)! I had a very special 8th birthday with my mom to get them done.

  14. Gah, I got teary reading this, LOL! Bearded Man wants to let Katie get her ears pierced soon, but I’m like NO. I was thinking 10, too.
    SHE’S MY BABY.
    *sniffle*

  15. What a trooper! Big Sis has her ears pierced too! She was about 15 months old when we got hers done. She did cry, but as soon as we left the store, she was fine. We haven’t changed her earrings yet, but I think she is getting to where she might be interested in that. When we go to Clairs she always likes to look at the little girl earrings. Alleigh’s look adorable! :)

  16. What a brave girl! I have to get a shot every week and I still wanna cry before the needle touches me too!

  17. Mimi says:

    Awww that’s so adorable! I love that they gave her a bear to hug. I remember my girls getting theirs pierced. She looks adorable as usual!

  18. shelly peterson says:

    What a great experience to share with her! She looks so happy afterwords. So cute!

  19. What a big girl getting her ears pierced! I was so scared when I did it. Then they closed up and I had to do it again. Congrats on this milestone of girlhood :)

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