May 30, 2011

A very big day.

Today was a very big day.

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A day Michal and Kenna have begged and pleaded for as long as I can remember.

A day I told them they would not come until they turned 10.

A day that came when they were 7 years and five months because I'm a total pushover.

Today they both got their ears pierced.

We went to Claire's -- they've pierced more than 80 million ears, you know -- and we patiently waited our turn.

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Michal went first and sat as still as a statue while the girl carefully made dots on her ears with a purple marker.

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And then one girl stood on each side of her . . . I couldn't watch.

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And in two seconds she had pierced ears.

She immediately announced it didn't hurt one bit.

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And burst into a huge grin.

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And then it was Kenna's turn.

Same drill. Purple dots on the ears.

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A girl on each side -- and my eyes closed.

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And then the sweet face in the mirror.

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And like that they suddenly looked 13 to me. Delightfully happy and so much older!

And they have shown absolutely anyone who will look their newly-pierced ears.

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