This is what happens when:
You have a girls night planned with your daughter and step-daughter, and
Said girls decide it is THE night to get their ears pierced (hole #2 for step-daughter, first time for Hannah), and
Said girls are both resolute in their decisions, even though they are a teeny bit nervous about the potential pain, and
Both girls remain solid and strong until you get to the mall and it’s go time, and
Hannah, who had been planning to go first up until this point decides that perhaps Macy should go first, and
Well, Macy didn’t want to go first. Macy might have been a teeny bit
terrified nervous, but being the big sister that she is, got into the chair, and
spent a few minutes
(like 20!) preparing for the piercing, all the while with Hannah saying “it won’t hurt at all, just do it Macy!”, and
I held her hands, and
She did it.
And she said it didn’t hurt much at all.
Hannah was of course next, and suddenly the confident demeanor faded (I thought FOR SURE she was ready this time) but we had the gal get the earrings ready, and
Hannah flipped out.
Nope. Not going to do it. No way. I want out of this chair.
And then we were informed that once the earrings are open you have to pay for the package (everything is sealed together including the piercing instruments).
And it was at this point that I even thought to ask “well how much is it?”.
And I found out it was $36.50!!!
So, this is what happens when you’re daughter changes her mind at the last minute about getting her ears pieced and you have to pay the $36.50 anyways:
And, darn it.
It did HURT.
PS: Miss Macy left to go back to her mom in San Diego a couple days ago and things just aren’t quite the same around here. We miss you!!