Thursday, October 9, 2008

Earrings....or not?

See those bare necked ear lobes?

They might not be bare necked after this weekend.

Had you asked Elise 2 weeks ago if she wanted earrings, her response would have been along the lines of "never!" She seriously never expressed an interest in having her ears pierced.

(Warning...baring one of my most embarrassing moments here!) I had my ears pierced when I was 13 and I passed out. Out cold. With my very patient dad yelling at me to GET UP OFF THE FLOOR. While I was passing out and could really do nothing to prevent falling to the floor in a crumpled heap...with nicely pierced ears! In the middle of a mall! Can you tell those memories haunt me yet to this day?!?

Well, she's had a change of heart recently due to the following events:

  • One of her new BFF's got pierced ears and came over to play right afterwards. It clearly didn't slow her down one bit.
  • Elise saw the pink "diamonds" in her friend, Vivian's, ear and has been admiring them ever since.
  • She learned that one can have their ears pierced at LIBBY LU. My girl lives and breaths for LIBBY LU so this sealed the deal.
  • She's seeing that lots of little girls in her class already have pierced ears and she likes the bling.
We'll go this weekend to look. She's not fully committed and I'm not pushing her one way or another. If she finds something she loves, I have a feeling she'll go for it. If she has to watch another girl have her ears pierced first, I have a feeling it'll be off.

I'll update you on our LIBBY LU trip later this weekend!


Super Mommy said...

Funny story! I got my ears pierced when I was 10 - it wasn't pleasant - but not nearly as funny as your tale!!

I pierced both the girls' ears when they were babies (at the dermotologist) - they wear very modest earrings.

Can't wait to see if Elise goes through it.

PIPO said...

Curious to see how it all turns out.

I had mine pierced at age 7 (the first time ;0) I thought I was the coolest thing evah.

Tammie said...

My parents had my ears pierced when I was 3. I remember lots of pain.

When I was 16, I was in Israel with school. Everyone was going for double & triple piercings. I went with a group of friends to have my doubles done. My turn came, & I held my friend Lester's hand. The 2nd ear never got done.

When the same hole closed up right after I got married, I went to repierce it & get a 2nd in my other ear. Nope. Just repierced. I guess I'm a chicken.

Good luck with Elise! Hopefully she won't see it being done, or those lobes will remain buck naked!

Vivian M said...

How wonderful! I think Mom may just pass out cold again, lol.

Sandra said...

I am curious to see what Elise will do. Jazzie wanted earrings and I took her to the mall to check it out and there was a girl getting ready to get her ears pierced. The girl screamed bloody murder and that is when Jazzie decided that she is going to "get earrings when she is 27". LOL...