Lily has been asking to get her ears pierced for a few months now. We explained the pain and rules that would go along with having pierced ears. We waited a bit just to see if she would change her mind. She didn't. I told her yesterday we would go today. She came into my room after she woke up and asked me when we were going. She knew it was going to hurt and that there would most likely be only 1 person working (aka...each ear done one at a time instead of together) and she as ok with all of that. So we went as soon as the mall opened.
Unfortunately I had to take the one out of her right ear (left looking at her) today and will be taking her back next week to get it re-pierced. The earring went in at an angle going down. :( I knew it wasn't right, the woman that pierced her ear knew it, too (I could see it in her face). You could see the earring backing while looking straight at Lily. I tried all day to not let it bother me and tried to convince myself that it would be fine....nope, that didn't work. After I talked to Lily about it, I called the place where I took her and we took the earring out and are going to take her back to get that side re-pierced next week. I feel terrible asking her go through that again. She shed some tears when I told her that it we would have to take it out and re-do it. A few hours later when I told her sorry for the 4302 time she said, "it's ok mommy, at least I don't have to get both sides done again". What a trooper. She wanted to go back tonight and get it re-pierced. She just wants the pretty periwinkle flowers in both ears.
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