Here is a little story about a girl who asked to get her ears pierced. Her mommy decided it would be okay, so the little girls parents took her to get them pierced. The little girl was perfect about it and hardly cried at all, but was shocked. She received a yummy lollipop for being so good. Two days later one of the little girls earring fell out. Her mommy and daddy couldn’t get it back in. The next morning they took the little girl back to the earring shop and they couldn’t get it back in either. The store lady said to wait a week and let it heal and come back to get it redone.
“This is terrible!” thought the mother, knowing that her daughter was now quite aware of how they pierce ears and was not as cooperative as before. The fateful came day when it was time to venture back out to the earring store. The little girl was not happy about this. She didn’t want it to hurt. The store lady and the mom bribed the little girl and eventually had to lay her down to get it redone. But, lo and behold, after it was done, the little girl didn’t cry about it! She didn’t even act like it hurt.
She was allowed to pick out some things as part of the bargain of going through this. She went with the gummmy bear necklace and a box of Hello Kitty jellybeans. They made her quite happy. She even shared her necklace with panda and asked to take a picture of him with mommy’s camera. She did a good job. Maybe a future photographer.