MY little girl is growing up. When she was turning six, Aunt Sheila gave her a gift card to get her ears pierced. She was a little scared and saved it for months in my purse. Every time went to Wal-M*rt together she would mention it, but then say no. Finally,she spent the gift card on other fun stuff MONTHS later. We have talked about it so many times. She asked once, "Mommy, can they just knock me out so I don't feel a thing?" I said, um, no, not for ear piercing. AND, by the way, I need you to remember a hard word, "epidural". lol I was muttering and walking away so it was more for my husband I was saying it. But thirty minutes later she said, "OK Mommy, am ready now!" I said, for what? She said, "For that EPIDURAL thing". Then we can get my ears pierced?? She is a crack -up. Anyway so a few MORE months go by. The night before her Daddy's birthday, she says(at 8 PM) "Mommy, I am really ready to get my ears pierced." So I grabbed my purse and threw her in the car.(BUT I have to say, I was kind of a cheater pants. I gave her Ibuprofin before. AND I dabbed oragel on her earlobes, then washed it off with wet wipes RIGHT before walking in the place) She was so brave and after seeing the first one done, and crying a single tear. . .she was so excited-- she was all smile and dimple. She just kept saying "I did it I did it!!"