My eldest, Madeleine, turned 9 today.
All her wishes came true, as I took her to have her ears pierced this morning. It was with great joy and nervousness she approached the piercing shop, and I think was pleasantly surprised at how quick (and almost pain free) it was.
My sister and I were not allowed to have our ears pierced until we were 16. I remember I eventually had mine done after my sister had hers pierced, and I couldn't possibly let my little sister have one up on me.
I then had a second piercing in my left ear during my university years - it was the eighties and I so wanted to be just like Molly Ringwald.Now I feel naked if I leave the house without any earrings in.
We are off to a Mexican restaurant tonight - birthday girl's choice. Yum.