Last year, Gloria got her ears pierced for her birthday. As it turned out, she was allergic to the 14K gold. She was so sad to have to take out her earrings and let the holes close up.
Recently, she has been talking about wanting to try again, this time with a different kind of metal post. This afternoon we were at the mall and she decided that she really did want to try having pierced ears again. So we made our way into the accessories store that also does ear piercing. They had some non-gold, hypoallergenic stud options and Gloria decided on the "crystal rose" pair. Was she ever giggle-y as she climbed up in the chair! I know it was her nervous giggle. She took a deep breath and scrunched her eyes closed while the first ear was done. The same process was repeated for the other ear. And now she has little pink earrings in her ears. As we were walking to the car, I asked her how she was feeling. "My stomach was turning somersaults," was her reply. "But I'm happy we're trying again."