After years of indecision Kenley decided that she was truly ready to brave getting her ears pierced. It may have helped that Nana gave her the green light by putting up the green to have it done. I love the excitement and anticipation evidenced in this snapshot.
I got my ears pierced when I was four and I know I didn't cry. But I was worried about Kenley because she has an intense fear of needles, even when they're being used on someone else. I became especially nervous when there was already a girl on the chair getting hers done while we waited for Kenley's turn. (I may have selfishly said a silent prayer that that girl wouldn't cry just so that we wouldn't have ventured into the mall with all the kids in tow for nothing.) Luckily the girl didn't even flinch and I think that cinched up Kenley's courage and determination to get it done.
She instantly looked older and more mature. She grew up right before my eyes.
And to prove that she was happy with the results she took several pictures of herself.
I have a blog to save the lives of my four children. They are cute, but they can be stinkers. Creating a place to journal their antics has given me perspective. Now when they do something that would usually have my veins exploding, I grab my camera and think, "This will make a great post!"