Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mae's Day

Well, becoming a teenager should be a special birthday, so off we went to the beauty parlor. Mae was very patient for the long process of getting a body wave. Her only complaint was that with all those rollers on her head, it was very heavy. She said she thought her head was going to fall off. Her hair is so stick straight that it will be a miracle if the waves, such as they are, stay for long.

We swung by home and picked up Bill and Steven and went to the mall. We met the grandparents (in-laws) there. Mae had an entourage to witness the piercing! As if she needed the pressure. Actually, an audience never stopped Mae from expressing her TRUE feelings. She was pretty excited while I filled out the paperwork. We picked out basic 14 kt gold balls. You can never go wrong with the classics.

Barbara and I deliberated quite a bit over the placement. The shop gal would mark the spot on the earlobes with an ink pen, then stand back while we checked it out. She had to redo it 3 times. Hey, you only get this done once, so you might as well take the time to get it EXACTLY right. There won't be a second time! Part of the reason the shop gal had to redo the ink mark was because Mae was getting all trembly. The lip was going and she wouldn't let go of my hand. The shop gal asked if we would like to have them both done at the same time. Brilliant suggestion!!

Here we go! Mae was squeezing the life out of my hands.

There was a wail, and about 2 minutes of crying.

All done and no more tears. She said she was NEVER going to do that again! Off we went shopping for more earrings for her birthday present and then out to dinner. This morning I asked her how she felt. She reached up to feel her ears and said, "Oh good, they're still there!"


Dr. Electro said...

I've never had anything pierced. No tattoos, either. Life is painful enough without adding to it deliberately. At least Mae didn't scream bloody murder like my niece did. She absolutely had a hissy. 13 is a tough age. I hope Mae handles it well. With you for a mom, she has a good head start.

DrillerAA said...

Happy Birthday Mae!!!

My daughter's hair is so thick, she goes trough one hair dryer per year, I think. And yes, it was straight.

TLR said...

I don't know what I am doing,,,I missed a chance to say Happy Birthday to a beautiful girl,,,shame on me..Happy Birthday Mae! I remember at the Mall with my Grand Daughter and crying with her after the ear piercing, in front of everyone at the mall.