Katie enjoys earrings. She liked to have glitter glue put on her ears to look like Mommy. Last year, in an attempt to get Ben's 'yes' I put glitter glue on her ears to show him what it would like look. It was a no-go. She was "too young and it would take away from her cuteness." I tried again in April and Ben sheepishly agreed it was pretty cute on her. She has more hair, and it's not so "in your face" as it would have been before.
Some background here. All of my sisters and myself had our ears pierced when we were little. There are two camps:
1. Get them done when they're little, so it's not such a big deal and they don't touch them etc etc.
2. Make them wait until they're older, can appreciate it, take responsibility for the pain, etc etc.
I really actually agree both sides. It's really whatever you as parents agree on. I will say this, however; Katie was not at a good age. I see the folly of my ways. lol! I really should have waited until she could handle it better, but I must confess, I was selfish and wanted them done. What's done is done now, and I think I will get Emma's done younger (when Ben warms up to it) so it's not such a drama. That being said, Katie is a TOTAL drama queen (yes, nod your head and chuckle, it's true) so her experience was a little more dramatic than an average three-year-old.
Anyways, now for pictures! We went with Corina, when she was here, but alas, the camera died, before we could get a picture of Katie with Auntie Corina. Thanks for taking all the pictures, Corina!
|The Before Picture|
|A little nervous?|
|They haven't even done anything yet here. This is just Katie, being upset about something that might hurt. In this case, it did.|
|First look and she burst into |
|The lollipop only made it slightly better.|
|Icecream is what really fixed it. Oreo blizzard to be exact. A girl after my own heart!|
|Putting ice on it to feel better.|
|Then she just wanted to eat the ice. Forget the blizzard, just give me ICE!|
|"Oh mom, you got a little something there...."|