Rachel finally took that painful step toward womanhood that all girls endure in the name of beauty- the piercing of the ears! We were on our way to the Disney store with Jeanette and Jemi, when we passed by Claire’s and they were offering FREE piercings. Let me just say that Rachel has been ANTI-piercing for a long time now. No way, no how. But then something happened. She actually went INSIDE a Claire’s. She saw the butterfly earrings and the ladybug earrings, and the HORSE earrings. Earring mania! That was the help we needed.
Here’s the cool thing. I did not have my camera. And just as I’m sitting there thinking, “dang, where’s my camera”, two awesome Christian lady friends and fellow bloggers, CBED and MemoirsofaBelle, came to the rescue! They were walking through the mall and documented the WHOLE thing! CBED’s photos and captions were perfect. Behold:
Serendipitous moment while rushing through the mall…
Let’s do it! (Jemi getting the dots to show Rachel how it’s done.)
The end result is a very happy kid with a bag full of new earrings. Total cost of the FREE piercing, starter earrings, and nine extra bribing pairs? 42.00 dollars!