Halle Got Her Ears "Pressed"

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Halle decided last week that she wanted to get her ears "pressed". That's all she talked about all week long. We first brought up the idea about a year ago but she wasn't ready. We explained to her that getting your ears pierced does hurt a little bit and she immediately decided she didn't want to do it. Well, fast forward one year and she changed her mind. She wanted to get her ears "pressed" and she wanted to do it NOW! So I told her that she could but that she'd have to wait for the weekend. This way she'd have plenty of time to think about it and make sure she was ready. Well, she was. Every morning she'd wake up and ask me "is today the weekend?!"...and each day I'd have to tell her "no, not yet...but soon." Well yesterday was Saturday and she was sooo excited! We headed to Claire's and she hopped right into the chair. She picked out 14k white gold "diamond" studs (watch out daddy...expensive taste here!). She didn't want to hold our hands or the teddy bear they offered...she wanted to do it by herself...brave little girl! We opted to have both ears done at once in order to avoid the chance that she'd change her mind after the first one...and it was a good idea. After "the moment" Halle sat still and tried to be brave...but within seconds her little eyes started to well up with tears. She looked around at us as the associates cleaned off her ears. We all exclaimed how beautiful her new earrings were and how proud we were of her. And then the tears began to flow..."I don't want my ears pressed anymore!". They offered her a mirror which she quickly refused. I felt so bad but I knew that she'd be excited and happy soon enough. Daddy swooped her up and she calmed down. We paid and left. On our way out we stopped at a mirror and she was ready to admire her new jewels! She loved what she saw! It was worth it! We topped off our evening with dinner and ice cream at McDonalds. We offered to let her have ice cream first and skip dinner but she wanted dinner first! All in all she is thrilled with her new earrings and has enjoyed telling everyone she knows about them! I still remember the day I got my own ears pierced for the first time when I was 5 (Halle is 4). I think it's just one of those things that little girls never forget! Happy Sunday!


  1. Those photos are so great! Her emotions look like the range from one end of the spectrum to the other :D

  2. My niece got her's done at 5 too. She was tough as nails and didn't cry a bit. I was AMAZED!

  3. How fun! I don't remember when I got mine pierced, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately... Lol), because I was just a baby!

    I love the whole template you used to arrange the photos. Very cool!

  4. How adorable! What great memories and she will love having these photos when she's older. So true to every little girls experience getting her ears "pressed."


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