No, I don’t expect all of you to be able to flashback to 1983!! It’s more about what happened in 1983, namely I got my ears pierced.
Last week, Little Sally J got her ears pierced for her sixth birthday. She started showing interest in getting them done in kindergarten, when various friends started getting them pierced. We struck a deal – if she got better about a few things (taking care of her hair, glasses and teeth), she could get them done for her birthday. She obliged and she got them done.
Walking into Claire’s was a flashback experience– while I didn’t actually get my ears pierced at Claire’s, I sure as heck spent a good deal of my allowance and babysitting money there are on fun earrings and accessories.
I actually got my ears pierced at the JC Penney’s salon, in 1983. I was ten. I don’t remember having to wait terribly long- my bff and I had the idea we wanted to get them done, and our moms took us shortly thereafter.
Was there a rule in your house regarding age or responsibility when you wanted to get your ears pierced?
On the way of out the mall, Little Sally J told me she wanted to get more earrings on her ear– I told her any more piercings will have to be discussed in 2021, when she turns sixteen!