Sunday, December 08, 2013

Ear Piercing

Some of you know I have numerous piercings so it may come as a surprise to you that my kids have NONE.

I didn't want to take care of the piercings and I wanted to let them decide what to do with their own body. Katrina could have gotten her ears pierced at any time but she chose not to until this week.

The finished product!

I don't know exactly why she wanted them done but she was sure excited about it. She told all her friends that she was going this weekend to have it done.

She wanted to know exactly how much it would hurt and asked me to pinch her arm as hard as it may feel.

As the time grew closer, the more nervous she got. 

She was worried her brother was going to make fun of her.
She was worried that people outside the store would be watching.
She was worried that they'd get infected.
She was worried that it was going to hurt A LOT.

While sitting in the chair she started to cry when the lady started cleaning her ears.

She had worked herself up in a little bubble of anxiety.

When we asked why she was crying, she said that she was scared it was going to hurt.

and then it was over and she said, "That's it?"

and when we got home she realized that she didn't get her lollipop and was irritated.


The end.


Sharon said...

YAY! I can comment now. Please tell Kat that I think she is very brave and I am VERY PROUD of her!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I had to talk my mom into getting mine done and she bitched through the whole process at the mall. Within the month I was hospitalized for pneumonia and they took them out, even though I begged and pleaded. My mom was all "told you so." They took them out because they didn't want to fuss with them not that anything was wrong with them. Sometime later I got them re-pierced and one hole was put in so crooked it pulled and hurt all the time. the other side had the new hole and a hole that went only halfway through from my first piercing. I had a lot of pain and infection with these 2nd holes. I wore earrings in them for years. Somewhere along the line I got tired of the constant infections so I quit wearing earrings few years back. I couldn't tell you if any of the many holes in my ears exist today. I still have a big earring collection.

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