Well, not Really "puffed sleeves." But if you remember how Anne of Green Gables longed for a dress with puffed sleeves you'll understand the way Katie felt about getting her ears pierced! Actually, she's been playing with the idea for a long time, as something she wanted "someday," but it wasn't until this past week, when both Sarah, in All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown, and Rose, in Eight Cousins, got their ears pierced that Katie decided the Time Had Come. And, not being remotely like Marilla Cuthbert (to my sorrow and probably to my children's detriment), I immediately called a friend, got the name of a reputable establishment, and made arrangements. All the while reminding Katie that she could Change Her Mind anytime!
She was nervous but eager. Here she is in the car, just before we walked into the jewelry shop.
It is a family business, and they were just as friendly and kind as could be. You'll notice Katie has a Very tight grip on that stool!
She said it hurt but she didn't want to show it. Good girl!
By the time we got back into the car she was feeling pretty cheerful, and by the time we got home she was glowing with happiness!