I honestly thought we would get there and Reese would end up chickening out and Ella would go through with it. In the parking lot, on the way in, they made the decision that Reese would go first since she is the big sister. I was very interested to see how it was going to go.
They both excitedly picked out their earrings. Reese chose a light purple and Ella chose a bright yellow. Reese sat on the chair and they marked her ears (it took them a while to get them even because she kept moving, this made me a bit nervous). They then got in position and this is her anticipating the shot.
After it happened she froze in shock for a half a second and then burst into tears.
She says it didn't really hurt that bad but the sound of the click really scared her. About 20 seconds later she was grinning ear to ear and was so proud.
The girl cannot quit looking at herself in the mirror and is so proud. She is just the sweetest and I'm so glad she finally did it and is so happy about it. She hasn't complained once about pain, even when we cleaned and turned them tonight.
Her sister saw her crying and decided she is not doing this until she is 8. It is funny that their typical roles were reversed tonight. Ella has been so hard on herself for backing out, despite us assuring her that it is smart to wait until you are sure you're ready. I'm thinking it will be sooner than 8 but she's pretty sure about that number 😂.
I just love these sweet girls so much!!