Sunday, March 1, 2009

Beautiful Ears!

Layla came to me a month or so ago and wanted to get her ears pierced. I've always said, I don't care how old they are when they get them, but they have to be old enough to take care of them themselves and be responsible about it. So, I told Layla she could make a chart and brush her teeth every day, morning and night for a month and then she could get them. That would also tell me if it was a fleeting desire or something she really wanted. Well, she decided she'd do it. Then, Lylli, who had told me several times that she was going to wait until 4th grade, decided she'd do it too. So, for the past month, we've been keeping these charts. And Friday, Layla got to go get her ears pierced. She was very excited!!! I took Lylli to watch, because I wasn't certain how badly she wanted them. But, yesterday, she got hers too. The girls simply love them!!!
Seryn hated that Layla was getting pictures and not her, so here's Seryn copying Layla so she could get into a picture!
This is Layla before...
This is Layla after!
This is Lylli before... (how come my girls always seem to have dirty faces?!)
This is Lylli after! (The butterfly is from a birthday party she had gone to first!)

8 comments:

Dean Lorimer said...

Wow, your girls are a lot braver than their uncle is! I wouldn't let a needle anywhere near me! (Except, of course, the one that I let stick my arm twice a week at BioLife.)

Amy said...

This is a conspiracy. Another friend of mine blogged that her preschooler just got her ears pierced. Abby's been begging to get it done... I won't be showing her these. I'm not ready!

Pid & Connie said...

I just have to say that I think it is HILARIOUS that Dean wouldn't get his ears pierced (let's pretend that would be appropriate for him) but he has no issue pulling off his toenail and photographing it for the whole world to see!!!! PS - your girls are darling with their new Bling!

Michelle said...

So cute! Hopefully they still like them in a month or too, huh? I'm sure they will. I'm with Connie, in that Dean donates plasma all the time, so isn't that with a needle?

Jason and Amanda said...

Very beautiful girls! I like the teeth brushing chart. Good idea hopefully they keep it up.

THE BOWMAN'S said...

So fun! Kiana was telling me a couple months ago that she wanted to "get a hole shot in my ear so I can have earrings" too. I don't know. It looks like the program was fantastic!

The Martinez Fam said...

How fun!! They look so cute with their ears pierced!! They are brave!

Linds said...

I think that it's great that you let them make the choice and be responsible for it and earn it!