Thursday, September 18, 2008

Writer's Workshop - My 7th Birthday

I was the only girl at my 7th birthday party. Really, all my parent's friend's kids (not sure I wrote that correctly) and my cousins were boys. I had grown up with all these boys since birth. I guess that's why I'm pretty good with the opposite sex. I don't mean that in a naughty kind of way, I just mean that I deal with guys well. And girls too but that's probably because I didn't have any to grow up with.
Anyway, back to the story...
All I wanted was to get my ears pierced. THATS.ALL.I.WANTED. I begged and pleaded with my Mom. I don't remember exactly but the begging went something like this:

Me: Mommy pleeeeeeeeease can I get my ears peirced???

Mom: No, you're not old enough yet.

Me: Yes, I am. I'll be 7 tomorrow, pleeeeeeeeease?

Mom: No because you probably won't take care of your ears right and you'll end up with infections and end up having to take the earrings out and the holes'll close up and you'll realize that you shouldn't have gotten your ears pierced in the first place.

Me: Nooooooooo! I promise I'll take care of them! I'll keep them reeeeeeeally clean and I won't get infections. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease, please, please, please! I promise Mommy!

Mom: You know it'll hurt, it's done with a needle.

Me: I won't cry, I promise. I reeeeeeally wan't my ears pierced for my birthday.

Mom: ::deep sigh::, alright fine.

Me: Oh THANK you Mommy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This is the BEST birthday ever!

The next morning, (the day of my party) Mom takes me into the bathroom, puts ice cubes on both sides of my ear lobes (the freezing part did hurt, but I dind't cry!), then she put a small potato behind my ear lobe and stuck the needle through!
I very proudly walked out of the bathroom in my pretty blue flowerdy birthday dress and with my brand new little gold hoop earrings in my ears!

I don't remember any of the gifts I got except for my earrings and a square jewelry box that had sea shells all over it and inside it was a few peices of costume jewelry, all for me!

I don't remember my Mom going shopping the night before my birthday party which leads me to believe that she had planned on piercing my ears from the start and already had my earrings and jewelry box, she just wanted to hear me beg. What a nice Mom.

Oh and for my 11th birthday, guess what I got?
Go on, guess, I'll wait...

I tore open the paper on the box (I think it was a shoe box) and inside that box... are you ready for this?..... layed the elements of premission to!!!!! Yea! There was a can of shaving cream, a package of disposable razors and a box of band-aids. How cool was my Mom??? She totally understood that I was growing up and that boys made fun of me for having hairy legs.

Those are my 2 most memorable birthdays. What's yours?

To see more Writer's Workshop entries, go visit Kathy, she's a really cool lady!

I'm having my very first give-a-way tomorrow so be sure to come back!


Weeksie50 said...

Oh, that is to funny about the shaving cream and razors for a birthday present... I remember begging my mom to let me shave to..

My mom peirced my ears at home too.
You don't hear about moms doing this anymore..

scargosun said...

Too funny. I got mine pierced in the mall and I started shaving on my own...insecret. ;)

Melanie said...

Great memories!! Your mom was cool. Thanks for the link to the story. We decided I had to have seen something that set those dreams off.

angie said...

My ears were pierced at home the same way. What great memories you have of "gifts" of growing up!

Los said...

I remember finally convincing my mom to buy me a tape recorder when I was 5. I remember seeing it at Radio Shack and showing my mom that I knew how to use it ... I loved that tape recorder!

Mrs. S said...

The shaving cream & such cracks me up. I was so embarrassed when it came to puberty stuff. "The talk" was the worst probably 5 minutes of my LIFE, no joke. I was painfully shy about things. I don't even remember when I started to shave.

I also had to wait until I was older for my ears to be pierced. But I was 10, I got it done at Claire's, & they got infected (I waited again until I was a freshman in h.s.).

Mama's Losin' It said...

In such a hurry to grow up.

...don't you wish you could go back now!?!

Diane said...

I was the only girl in my family, too :)

I remember shaving for the first time just before going on vacation and not realizing that it was something I was going to have to keep doing... OFTEN. So I had stubbly legs for a week!

Rachel said...

My mom wouldn't let me get my ears pierced as they got infected on Superbowl day...when I went to visit my grammy in Maine she got them done for me again; my mom got sooo upset but here I am at 30 and I have them pierced twice in each ear now...Love your blog as always!

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Tiaras & Tantrums said...

I had my ears pierced the same way! and again and again the same way!! And I never wear earrings!

You are so lucky to shave your legs early - I wasn't allowed until I was 16. I would sneak at my friend's houses and then get in so much trouble!! Maybe that is why I have hardly any leg hair and never have to shave???

Tabi said...

So, did you take care of those ears?!?! Lol...don't miss the days of being made fun of my hairy legs! I too started shaving in secret b/c my mom wouldn't let me and I was tired of being made fun of!!

Solei said...

My 10yr old Monkey would absolutely LOOOOOOOOVE it if I gave her the same present you got!!! She begs & begs & begs to be able to shave her legs, although I've been hearing it since she was 8, so I think I'll be giving in soon!!!
You gave me a great idea of HOW to do it!
and you can of course switch to 'stalkers' lol

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

LOL...that's a great gift...a right of passage...wtg mom!!

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