So, the two small girls have been asking and asking to get their ears pierced. We finally let them do it last night. By tonight, the tears have dried up and they are proudly wearing around their earrings... but it was a trip to get to this point.
Miranda went first, and she cried so Abby had to cry. She finally stopped crying until Abby got her first ear pierced and then it started all over again. Then, before bedtime it was a struggle to get them to allow me to touch them so that I could clean them. I gave them both a chance to back out, even while they were sitting there getting the dots drawn on, but neither wanted to get down and forget it.