This past weekend we celebrated Arielle's eighth birthday. I am proud to say she has really matured beautifully. We told her that if she was behaved like an eight year old, she could get her ears pierced.
Thursday was the fateful day. We took her before her Sunday party so she could show them off to the whole family.
Words cannot describe the sheer joy and pride on Arielle's face when she saw those new earrings. Her face was literally shining!
I was proud of her, but I think she was equally proud of herself. To Arielle, pierced ears is an inauguration into maturity (even though many of her friends have had them since they were babies).
She is prepared to accept the challenge... which begins with her independent ear care!