Earlier in the week she told me that she had decided that wanted her ears pierced now and reminded me that I had said she could get them done when she was 10. I told her that she should wait a few weeks until her birthday and that could be one of her presents. But she was adamant that she get it done as soon as possible and she didn't mind paying for it herself.
So, on Saturday, we hoped in the car, picked up her best friend, Cheyanne, for moral support and headed to the mall.
She spent last week vacillating between excitement and fear. She asked me at least 100 times if it hurt. She watched numerous You Tube videos of people getting their ears pierced to gauge their pain levels. And then she asked me a few 100 more times if it hurt.
It was raining on Saturday and the mall was packed. And Claire's was like an ear piercing factory. She had to wait behind two other people and then there were two other people behind Sarah.
I filled out the forms, Sarah picked out the earrings she wanted and she climbed into the chair.
She chose to have both ears done at the same time, which was probably a wise choice. And here's a few pictures I snapped of the process:
|A little nervous.|
|A lot nervous.|
|Wait! Is that it?|
|Checking herself out in the mirror.|
|That wasn't so bad! (Although I think her ears were stinging just a bit here. That smile looks pretty forced!)|
|Gratuitous photo of me and my girl!|