Saturday, March 28, 2009

Growing Up...

When Eloise turned 5, I made it a big right of passage..presented her with diamond earrings that I had lovingly bought for her when she was an infant and asked if she wanted to get her ears pierced.

I had mine done at 5, and I guess just expected she would want the same. Silly me. She quickly said "NO - it looks like it would hurt" and went on with her day.

A year later on her 6th birthday I asked her again if she wanted to get her ears pierced. This time she said "well, I think I do - but would like to wait until my 7th birthday." Fair enough. No hurry.
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This whole time, it turns out that Esther was listening. Upon reaching her 4th birthday last month she says to me "Mom, I want to get MY ears pierced for my 4th birthday." Well, I wasn't about to let that open door close on my face - who knows if she would change her mind by 5.
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So last weekend - brave Miss Esther got pierced ears. She picked out rainbow diamond daisies and has now spent the week showing off her new accessories. She is so proud.
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One down, one to go.
xoxo,t

2 comments:

Ginny said...

She looks SO proud and silly! Good for her.

Stacey said...

That would be one down, two to go! I had Olivia's done before she had a choice 3 months was the earliest that her Dr. would do it. I think it is way too cute... and so far she has been agreeable!

Cheers to Miss Esther!

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