Monday, September 20, 2010

New Stuff, Piercing

So I got a ton of stuff done this weekend to put into my Etsy shop, so for the next few posts you are going to see me pimping it out. Last night my set went almost immediately, which is awesome, so one of you needs to buy this:

Aren't these cute???? My local scrapbook store is closing (big sad face here) and so I've been going there every few days to grab up what I can on clearance. So I came across this pear stamp which was cute...but then I saw the pear paper. HAD TO GET IT. And I realize...I may never use this stamp again. But that's better than having virgin stamps. Which I totally have and WILL eventually use. So do you love them? Like really love them? Then go and buy them. You know you want to..

Anyways. For the last two weeks, Olivia has been asking to get her ears pierced. I've asked her before and she's always said absolutely not because I'm honest and I told her it would probably hurt. Apparently- she didn't care because there is another girl in preschool who has her ears pierced. And now it's what the cool kids do and she wanted it done. Matt and I talked to her about it, she knew it was going to hurt, etc and I told her fine, she could get it done.

I didn't think she'd actually do it since we have to hold her down for regular shots.

So on Saturday Matt and I took the kids up to the mall and Olivia was beyond excited. So much so that we had to tell her to stop talking about it otherwise we weren't doing it. It was seriously non-stop. We get to Claire's and when I told the sixteen year old girl about needing to get a piercing done she totally looked petrified. Which didn't help. We had to wait 20 minutes for a manager, which was fine.

When it came time, Olivia hopped up into the chair, totally bouncing when she got her ears cleaned, they put the dot on, and I'm filling out paperwork.
She made it clear to the lady she wanted to hold the bear- so there she is, clutching the bear.

We told them we wanted both ears done at the same time, which was just fine. (Thank you to everyone on FB who suggested this- you are wise and awesome) She picked out silver balls and they got everything ready. So you see the two ladies getting ready to pierce her while Matt holds her hand. And then they did it. At first...nothing. As soon as the ladies moved away...

Totally understandable. Tell me that face doesn't break your heart??

But then I kept telling her we were all done and that she needs to look in the mirror...and she was THRILLED. Seriously. Tears instantly stopped and she kept looking from side to side. So while Matt went to pay for them I took her over to the earring carousel and explained to her that if we take good care of them she could get big girl earrings.

She immediately tells me she wants the big balls (the size of quarters) and the huge feathers. Um... fashion diva?? *sigh* She is not wearing those. I couldn't have "dangly" earrings until I was 13 for god sakes.

16 comments:

Kassie said...

The piercing pictures are adorable! She looks so happy. :)

Just Plain Tired said...

She definitely looks pleased with the ear rings in the last picture. I can remember when my son wanted to get an ear pierced, but that's too long to post in here. Probably blog fodder some day.

BeMistified said...

Awww just adorable!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Your little one is much braver than me - I waited till I was 10 to finally get my ears pierced.

Did you tell her tats hurt less? ;-)

____j said...

Aww! That picture of her crying does break my heart! But she looks so happy/cute with her ears pierced!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

LOL my oldest got hers done 2x, first time they closed up. Then there was the 2nd up higher piercing. Then the cartilage that also closed up because she couldn't get it to heat. Just as long as it's in the ears it's ok! Just no gauging!! See what you have to look forward to!!

Canadianbloggergirl said...

I've been debating getting my 2.5 yr old done, she is a diva already, loves shopping, and getting her nails done (at home manicures while I do my own). She loves watching me do hair and makeup. However I'm worried about her being prone to infections with earrings. She's never had any problem with her ears not one ear infection!

Ang said...

Too cute! I'm so glad she made it through!
I was 1 (yes, 1!!) when my mom got my ears pierced - maybe she wanted me to look more like a girl? who knows. So I don't know the pain your little baby had to feel. One brave girl you've got there!!

Chicken said...

She is so cute! And can you blame her for wanting the dangle fuzzy earings? Hello I would wear feathers in my ears every day of my life if it were social acceptable for anyone past the age of 15 who isn't Lady Gaga.

iqueeniem said...

Awww she's too cute!!

My daughter had hers done last winter when she was six. Her choice. Now she wants the big dangly 'diva' earrings too.

Love your blog.

Gini & Tonic said...

Cuteness! HER FACE! I laughed out loud, then sort of felt bad, then didn't. :)

For that stamp-- you know how to heat emboss, as I saw from one of your previous posts. Heat emboss the pears on little gift tags that you cut out with patterned scissors or something. And sell em! People always need sweet gift tags that don't look like they came from Wul*Murt. I'm trying to find a great squid stamp so I can do that on my canning labels!

Kate Weber said...

What a cutie! I had to get my ears pierced twice. I remember crying too. :P

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh when that bottom lip quivers like that ... ugh just breaks my heart! But I'm so glad she did it!!!! She looks so cute and happy with the end result!

Oh, My Darling said...

Aw, what a brave little lady!!!!

Amber said...

Awww, I just want to cry with her in the picture, but glad she got it done. Yeah, I took my five year old neice to get her ears done and I made sure they did the very same thing because I knew she would only get one done it they were not done at the same time. Smart, smart, smart.

Oh, and LOVE the pear stamps and paper. I have this thing for fruit stamps now....I don't get it, but I love it. I just bought this ultra fab stamp set from Unity Stamp that is nothing but different pears. They are super cool.

Oh, and when I get a chance, I am gonna send you some pics of the scraproom redo. other than the fact that I was deathly ill during the move, it turned out well.

Mrs Midnite said...

I wasn't allowed my ears done until I was 12, later I rebelled and got the top of my ear done and another 3 in one lobe, 5 studs in one ear. Oooh and my nose done too. All gone now, I hardly even wear one set.

Think my parents should have let me have my ears done earlier!