Friday, June 22, 2012


Every time, since the dawn of creation, that we walked by anywhere to get ears pierced I would ask Ellie if she wanted to.

She would always scream and run in the other direction.

Yesterday for the billionth time I asked.

She calmy said yes.


I thought to myself,
"Self, this is perfect.  There is no big lead up, no time to fret.  Let's do this!"

She sat in the chair.
She held Claire Bear.
She was nervous.
But pretended not to be.

And just like that it was over.
She cried just a titch.
This was her first look.

10 minutes in and she was happy.
No pain.

I catch her staring at herself in the mirror.
I think she likes it.
She looks older.
Chris said last night that he feels like this is the gateway to the bra.
It all starts with pierced ears.
He is not quite ready for her to be so big.
I love that man.

And I love her new look.


Shannon said...


C. Beth said...

Chickie has asked me a few times if she can get hers pierced. I keep telling her she needs to ask Daddy!

Ellie looks so much like you in the "10 minutes in" photo!

forever folding laundry said...

I was going to say the same thing as Beth:
in that second to last photo she is your TWIN.

And yeah - she & Avery are earring twins!
Why am I not surprised?


Jessilyn said...

She did much better than I did when I was a child. I let them do one ear! I walked out with one earring and one purple dot! I loved the gateway to a bra comment. Glad you and your daughter got to share this moment!