My daughter Rachel finally has pierced ears. The long awaited piercing of the lobes took place at Claire's in the Fox Run Mall at approximately 2:30pm this afternoon. Both lobes and the child herself are fine, and somewhat prone to stopping to admire the sparkling new additions in any remotely handy reflecting surface.
Now I will hopefully get at least a few days of respite before the next "oh Mom I will absolutely DIE if I can't have ..." thing crops up. (I've been listening to the earring moan for several months.)