Steps to be a Big Girl..
Addison took another step towards being a big girl on Saturday. It’s been a few weeks since we started talking about getting our ears pierced. She even got in the chair once, but ended up not wanting to do it. So we left.
I asked her at lunch on Saturday if she was ready. Her reply? “Almost. Not quite yet.” So then to my surprise, a few minutes later, we were walking down the sidewalk and she turned and said, “I’m ready to get my ears pierced now.” So, we found a place that had two people working so they could do both ears at the same time. She didn’t really say much, but you could tell she felt like a big girl. The women were so professional, talking to her beforehand and not flashing the guns around. On the count of three, they did it. And a look of panic kind of crossed her face, but then the women proudly said, “Way to go! You’re all done now!” And she was cool. She was so proud.
Of course, I immediately had to leave because Claire was pooped herself so I left her with John while I went to the car to change Claire. He obvi, in daddy mode, didn’t check the “prize” we let her pick out, because it was none other than REAL lipgloss. And it wasn’t 5 seconds before that mess was clumped on her face. But, look! Sheer joy!
She couldn’t wait to tell Ms. BaBecca or her friends at school. She’s been good about letting me clean them and hasn’t complained. She practically strutted around Saturday.