My family has a lot of traditions.
Christmas traditions, birthday traditions, ear piercing traditions....????
Yes. It may seem weird but hear me out.
When I was two years old, I had to get glasses.
The weekend that I had to get glasses, my aunt Jo took me to get them.
While we picked up my glasses, my aunt Jo decided to get my ears pierced also.
Without telling my mom.
I came home with glasses and earrings.
At two years old :)
So, what probably was a traumatic day in my mom's life, turned into a family tradition!
And it was passed on to my little sister.
She got her ears pierced when she was two also.
An aunt didn't take her, but my older sister did.
If you know my sister Ami, you know she takes traditions very seriously.
When Lidia was two, she tried to be sneaky and take her to get her ears pierced.
One day, I got a call and Ami wanted to "spend time alone with Lidia"
She said she was taking her to lunch or something and I was totally cool with it.
She DID take her to lunch but she ALSO tried to get her ears pierced.
Lidia wasn't exactly a stellar two year old at that time.
She was scared of a lot of things, very picky, and just a grump!
(Sorry Lids! But it's true! You are MUCH better now!)
Anyway, Lidia didn't want her ears pierced.
Which was totally fine!
Ami would try again when she was older.
And now she's older.
So, last week we were all at my parent's for dinner and the ear piercing got brought up.
Lidia heard "pink splarkly earrings" and she was in!
So it was on.
So last Saturday, January 26th, my big, srong, amazing three year old got her ears pierced!
It was a different scenario since I was aware that she was getting them done, BUT I was not allowed to come!
And I was totally ok with that.
It's tradition after all!
So how did my baby do?
See for yourself....
Not one single tear, fuss, or anything!
She was a trooper!
She never touches her earrings because "the two ladies' told her not to"
She still loves them!
She shows everyone her "pink and gray splarkly earrings"
She tells everyone that her Aunt Bubba took her.
What a great memory for those two to have together, huh?