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 shave.my.legs!!!!! 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?
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