March 12, 2007

Not Everything Goes According to Plan

To celebrate turning 6 Emma decided to get her ears pierced. She's been thinking about it long and hard for the last year and she finally decided it was time. She decided this on Friday and talked about it non stop after that. We decided to take her on Sunday and get it done. Thank goodness we had both ears done at the same time because the poor girl cried so hard! They never would have gotten near her ears a 2nd time. She loved her pretty rainbow daisy earrings and she looked so sweet and girly in them. I wasn't prepared for the fact that she would look more grown up with them & I was feeling sad, longing for those sweet, soft little baby ears that were unmarked and pure. We were both brought to tears by this milestone.

However, not everything goes according to plan. At about 5:15am Emma ran into my room crying that one of her earrings was missing. We found it and Sweet Hubby and I tried for 30 minutes to return it to it's rightful place. Not happening. We felt like we could have shoved it through and caused her a fair amount of pain and suffering and further trauma but she was already in tears from us just attempting to put it back in, so we called off the mission. Emma says she is going to wait until she is 12 to try again. I've removed the other earring, called the store to secure my refund and I'm now enjoying rubbing those soft little girl earlobes again.


  1. What a lovely tea party photo ! Reminds me of the pictures in Rachel Ashwells book ; Sumptuous Settings and Other Lovely Things. Just gorgeous ! Greetings from a Norwegian girl who lives in The Netherlands

  2. OOOhhhh I just cringed when I read this! My six year old has wanted earrings for the longest time, and I too, want to keee those pretty little ears just the way they are. Perhaps I should read this to her and she can see the photos of your little sweetie!

  3. At least she has the pictures. I had my daughter's ears pierced when she was 18 months old. It was horrible. The earring jammed in the gun and they couldn't get it off her ear. She' never been into wearing earings so I put her through all that pain for nothing!

  4. A sensible young lady - you have there!!!

    I too had an ear pierced - for charity - I hasten to add!! - the picture's brought it all back to me.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings to you all.

  5. Ooohh what a little trooper...I can almost see the tear in her sweet eyes.

  6. ooooohhhhh, how traumatic for everyone.
    I never thought of them doing both at the same time.....brillant.

  7. You asked for a refund? It wasn't really their fault, was it?

  8. Actually it WAS their fault. Those earring are designed to stay put. Usually you have to practically pry them out of your ears when it is time to remove them. They certainly shouldn't just fall out while you are sleeping. I was told that occasionally a back doesn't fit as tight as it should & something like this happens. So of course they were responsible for a refund.

    Feel free to leave your name next time you stop by! Jen

  9. Oh, this brings back memories. How tramatic for you both! I remember having those same feelings about my daughter's precious little unmarked ears. Cammy

  10. I remember when my daughters had their ears pierced, as though it was yesterday!!

    My youngest had her's done twice. Once at age 8 and later at 12. She let the first piercing grow back.

    It's quite a life passage, isn't it!!

  11. Jen,

    I just found your blog and I love it!!!

    Poor pumpkin! I've been trying to get my pumpkin to pierce her ears and now I'm glad I haven't...I just know something like this would happen to her.

    What a sweet, brave little girl you have! Give her a big hug :)

    Please stop by my blog. I need flooring help :)

    Kindest regards!

  12. Oooh too sweet. My goodness! What a doll!

    xoxo Jenny


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