I was finally able to do it, get Ella's ears pierced!!! I went over a year ago and tried to get them pierced only to be told that her ears are too small. Um, don't you guys pierce new born babies ears? Yep, but newborns have bigger ears than her. Okay.
So I attempted again yesterday. I went to Claire's in the mall. Walked up to the lady at the register and said I wanted to get my daughter's ears pierced, she looks at Ella and says sure! I told her about my earlier attempt and she says "how old is she?" I told her she is almost 4, she says "uh, we do newborn babies ears." Ha. So I tell her that Ella has low set ears that are closer to her neck and that they are really tiny. She says I think we can do it. Anyhow, the poor girl, I must have asked her 100 times if she was sure it was okay, if Ella would be stabbed in the neck by the posts, if the earrings would make her ears stick out, etc. She assured me they would be fine, and suggested I use the little flower earrings because that is what they like to put in babies because they lay flat against the ear. She asked if I wanted two people to do them at the same time, yeah, that would be a great idea! So this other girl comes over and looks at Ella and says "how old is she????" I tell her, wondering if I should explain why this almost 4 year old is so little. And she says "does she talk?" I eye her suspiciously wondering if I am about to be offended when she says " I have a 12 year old brother with Down syndrome. He doesn't talk at all, only signs." Oh. Then I liked her! I told her that Ella is learning to talk and we have a little discussion about what she can say etc, it was nice!
Ella did wonderful. She sat very still so they could clean her ear, then draw on her ear to mark it. She cried a bit when they had me hold her head still, she does NOT like to be held down at all! Then they pierced them and immediately gave her a mirror and Ella stops crying and says "OoooOoo pretty!" and that was it! I think they look so cute!!!
Happy 8th Birthday Colin!
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