After nearly 5000 2 years of waiting, Charlotte turning 8 meant she could get her ears pierced. She wasn't sure WHEN this was actually going to occur, but I surprised her after school one day and we spontaneously picked up Auntie Chrissy, Cousin Luke & Auntie Jane - who was due with her first baby on that very day.
We ran over to Larkin Jewlers in the North End and took some before pictures...naked ear lobe.
Auntie Jane due with baby of unknown gender on November 9th, the end of the seemingly neverending 9 months. (A week later, November 16th, we joyfully welcomed Cousin Kate into the world. Kate was definitely worth the wait!!)
Charlotte perused the display of diamonds. I don't know where she got that from?
Then she learned they had the kid "diamonds" in another section. However, she wasn't disappointed.