I so looked forward to the day I brought my daughter to have her ears pierced. This was one of those mother/daughter milestones we would share and I wanted her to enjoy and remember it as happily as my own piercing day with my mom, all those years before. My daughter counted down the days until our special date. I’ll always recall making that time-honored trip to the mall with her, just like so many moms and little girls before us; choosing her earrings; how sweetly and confidently the young woman in the store did the piercing; and finally, my daughter giggling, admiring her “new ears” as she called them, in my purse mirror, while we celebrated over ice cream.
Rae, Rhode Island, USA