After this, I was afraid. It's the kind of stuff that you look back on and laugh... eventually.
Never the less, as part of Mimi's birthday presents, we told her she could get her ears pierced. Despite what it looks like in the photos, she really was very excited to get it done. Like Tess, both were 4 years old. And like Tess, she was very excited to get it done! My girly girl has been asking to get earrings for over a year and we were sure to tell her all the important stuff before we did it. Like it is going to hurt. But not much and not for long. All my girl have earrings. My big girls got them as babies. There are a lot of Mexican influences here in Arizona, and to me getting a little girl's ears pierced is no big deal. Not that any of my girls are Mexican, not even a little bit. So let's just chalk that one up to the "crazy" part of the Crazy 9.
When Sunny got her ears pierced I researched, called and pretty much interviewed the woman that did it. In the end I chose an upscale jewelry store and found out after the fact that it was only the second time the woman had ever pierced anyone's ears. Walmart on the other hand pierces someone's ears every 1.6 minutes. We figure there are few other establishments with as much experience ear piercing than Walmart. So off I went to fulfill the birthday wish with Mimi and her second mother in tow. I often have to wrestle the second mother to the ground to actually be the mother of this crazy crew.
Mimi picked out the sparkley-est pair she could find!
Like Tess, a different yet equally qualified Mrs. Walmart jewelry counter lady (who also may or may not be named Samantha) was wonderful and knew just what to do.
Yes, there was a tear. But just one.
And like Tess, candy still makes everything all better.