Pierced Ears!

In our family, the girls have to wait until they are 8 years old before they can decide if they want their ears pierced or not. Now that she's 9 1/2, MJ has finally decided she really wants to wear earrings. So, I got out the good ol' ice pack, some rubbing alcohol, a new sponge, and of course, a needle and earrings. Yes, my friends - I pierced my own daughter's ears. It's really not that big of a deal. I, myself, still remember sitting in my neighbor's kitchen while Debbie (the mom) pierced my ears. Here are a few pictures of MJ getting her ears done.

MJ numbing her ear with an ice pack.

In goes the needle . . . 

Then I cleaned her ear with some more rubbing alcohol.
In goes the earring.

Voila! A very pretty pierced ear.
She's wearing a heart earring I gave my Mom one year for Mother's Day.

Repeat on the other side and we're all done!

Now, MJ's spinning hear earring and cleaning it three times a day. I bought her some of her own earrings and we switched to a nice silver ball for the next six weeks. She  loves her new earrings and says her ears are only a little sore. It was such fun to be a part of MJ's piercing. Man, she's growing up so fast!

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Unknown said...

Oh my gosh....you pierced them yourself! I'm such a chicken! Looks like she loves them!

Amy said...

Having a pair of her grandmother's earrings must mean so much to the two of you. MJ, I love the haircut, so cute.

Northern Nickle Clan said...

You're brave! The age limit in our home is ten. My oldest is almost there. We're heading to Wal-mart, or somewhere.:) I don't think I could do it myself.