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Sparkly pink flowers are the earrings that Gabriella picked out today when she got her ears pierced! When she was born, part of me wanted to get her ears pierced, but Rick said a very firm NO. Until a couple weeks ago. Out of the blue Gabriella asked me one day if she could get her ears pierced (like mommy). I said something like "Hmmm, you'll have to ask Daddy." And I figured Daddy would say No. But when she asked him that night, his response was "I don't care." So today was the big day. We went to the mall after preschool. I had warned her that it might hurt a little bit, and she didn't have to do it if she didn't really want to. But she did. She was pretty nervous, squirming on her chair while we waited out turn. And then it was time. And it wasn't very fun. She cried and tried to push the gal's hands away. A few moms with small kids had stopped outside the window and were watching - man, I felt like a bad mom! But once it was all done, she was fine and happy, proudly carrying her little bag of Ear Care Solution and sucking on her yellow sucker as we left the mall.