Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Rite of Passage

For years, my girls have been asking about getting their ears pierced. For the same amount of time, I have been saying 'When you are 13 years old' as my standard reply. This was mostly an arbitrary chosen number, figuring that by then, they would be old enough to take care of their ears after the piercing.

About a week ago, Tara started talking about it again. She really has been doing very well, maturing a lot in her behavior and projects she undertakes. I felt that if she wanted ear rings, she would be old enough to take responsibility for them.

My sister volunteered to take her, and pretended to be her mother. Both Tara and sis decided that there was no reason to let the piercing people know otherwise. So Tara got many 'I am sure your mom is proud of you, how well you are doing' and they both would smile :)

It went very well, and she looks very cute.

I am wondering at myself how the heck I got old enough to have a daughter who is maturing so fast, in addition to two teenage sons! Only 15 more years and ALL my kids will be grownups... Time flies like bananas!


daidai said...

I love her hair decorations. :) so cute on her and Sylvia. Too bad that I am too old for it; otherwise I will have to learn how to make it from Tara...

^^I love spring too, though I spent my whole day at home in front of my computer, helping my husband with his stamp stuff.... Tomorrow will be a beatiful day!

aka_Meritt said...

You'll probably relax a little more with each child and Sylvia (although against holes in her ears right now) will probably have them done by the time she is 6. LOL.

shel said...

She is so pretty! It is amazing how time flies, isn't it?

Kathy said...

Yes time does fly doesn't it. She looks lovely with her new earrings.