Sunday, March 6, 2011

Project 365 - Photo of the Day - March 5, 2011

Photo of the Day

My daughter, Adina, is extremely particular about what she wants in life and how to do it -- no matter what that might be.  In this case, it was getting her ears pierced.

Adina actually had her ears pierced years ago when we went to visit our friend, Nancy, in Hilton Head, SC for Thanksgiving.  However, the piercings became infected, she allowed the holes to close and that, was that.

Nothing could convince Adina to try to get them pierced again.  So we just figured she would never do it and forgot about it.

Lately, Adina has been asking a lot of questions about how to get ears pierced, what was the best way and where.  So Joel did some research and found out that the best place is to go to a tattoo parlor because they are state regulated and everything must be super sterilized and my goodness, there are reams of paperwork needed including notarizing forms, showing original birth certificates, photo IDs of both parents and Adina's too.

Well, Saturday was the day.  It was a very long day and we were preparing for a jazz concert by shopping at various markets, then we had to pick up Adina at school because she was helping to build the sets for the Peter Pan show that she is in and then Rachel at the airport because she was coming home for Spring Break.  And of course we were on the way home after picing up Adina and BOOM!  We were rear ended . . . we were stopped and the person that hit us was going at least 45 mph and that was the end of the back of my car, my beautiful, one-year-old car.  Then of course we were pushed into the car in front of us.  What a mess it was. 

We were all just fine, a little sore, no cuts, but my big toe is either jammed or fractured because I can't move it much.  Joel is achy and so is Adina.  

However, we still made it to the tattoo parlor and Adina got her ears pierced.  It was worth the effort.  Just to see my happy kid with tiny surgical steel rings in her ears with a smile on her face and tear-stained eyes.  Another rite of passage!

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