Monday, April 23, 2018

Avery Got Her Ears Pierced!

A couple months ago, Avery and I were at the Mall and I asked her about getting her ears pierced. She said right then and there that she wanted to do it, but I wasn't ready and she didn't seem to mind waiting. So a few weeks later my sister said she wanted to go get Addison's ears pierced when she was around 6 months old. That seemed like a good time because Avery would be turning 4 and I thought maybe we could do it for her birthday.

Fast-Forward to about a week ago, we started looking into it and searching the best places to go. Of course, everyone says a tattoo shop is best, but Addie was too young for them to do hers there and I assume Avery probably is too. So we started researching the different places at the mall. They all had their benefits and disadvantages, but we eventually agreed that we thought Piercing Pagoda was the best option for us.

So after church yesterday, we met at the mall and got the girls' ears pierced. For the last few days I've been asking Avery if she was sure she wanted to do it. I even warned her about the fact that it would hurt and that she might cry. I just wanted her to be sure and to be prepared for what to expect. I was a nervous wreck, but she never budged. She just kept saying she knew she would cry and she was going to be scared but she wanted to do it anyways.

So when we got there, she picked some cute, pink flower earrings and got right up in the chair to go first. She was very brave and wasn't scared at all. Again, I was super nervous for her, but she was just fine. As soon as they pierced them, she had a look like, wow, that hurt, but didn't cry right away. But then we all said yay, Avery and the tears started flowing. It was pitiful and I felt so bad for her that I started to get a little teary-eyed myself. Thankfully, it didn't last long. I gave her a dose of Advil and she was fine after that. We went downstairs to the play-place and she played for a little while there and was perfectly fine and running around.

The initial look on her face right after they were pierced. :-(

Then Addie went next and she did really good too. She cried of course, but only for less than a minute and she was totally fine after that.

I'm so proud of Avery for being so brave and she's so proud of her new earrings. She just loves looking at them in the mirror and showing them off to everyone.

And here's a little close-up I took with my phone of her earrings. They're super cute and of course, pink!!

They each also got this certificate, a lollipop and some stickers afterwards, which is really cute!!