Mikayla has been talking about getting her ears pierced for a little bit, but it has just basically been in passing. I told her that whenever she felt ready I would be happy to take her. Well this past Sunday, she decided that she wanted to have them pierced. I explained to her in GREAT detail how she would get her ears pierced. I also told her that she would have to let me clean her ears and turn her earrings several times a day for a very long time (6 weeks is a very long time for a 5 year old!). She was still set on getting her ears pierced so after school on Monday we headed to the mall.
I was SO IMPRESSED with how wonderful she did. She never wavered in her decision. She picked out some cute little multicolored floral studs. When they pierced the first ear, she did get a little teary (understandably), but she never yelled or fussed. She was a little apprehensive about getting the second year pierced, but she held on tight to me and we got it done. I think I may have been a little more emotional about it than her (at least on the inside). I was just sitting there holding her with amazement in how fast she was growing up.