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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pretty things

Years ago, when Angela was 11 or so, she got her ears pierced. She had been asking about it for awhile but I had been hesitant because she has a lot of sensory issues and I thought they would bother her. Finally she convinced me and we did it on a whim one day while out with friends. She left them alone for the first 6 weeks but when it came time to change them the first time she wanted nothing to do with it. I think we managed to change them twice when I said enough of that! We let her ears close.

When Audrey came to us her ears were pierced. They had been done by her foster family and they are just adorable! She is very cooperative about letting me change them. Angela thought those little tiny earrings were kind of cute and mentioned she would like her ears pierced too. I reminded her we'd done this once before and the outcome wasn't so good.

Then I got to thinking a bit. I knew in a few weeks my hair would be gone and I was going to look very masculine. I had my ears pierced when I was 13 but at some point started reacting to the cheap metals used in cheap earrings. Since I only rarely wore them my ears eventually closed up. So, Angela and I decided to get our ears pierced together. We made a family event of it and had a good time.

So far Angela is liking her new earrings. 
She got stones from her birth month, which is June, which
triggered the daily "At my next birthday I want to…" conversation. 


Cindy said...


Unknown said...

What a great idea! Yeah for you two!

Tigger (aka Karyn) said...

Looking great ladies!!

KT said...

Looks great! Oh, and it's nice to hear that I'm not the only one that gets a daily birthday conversation...even when it's almost a year away!