Today we went to an ENT in Indy since Alex has 3+ ear infections in the past 4 months. Yikes. Basically, tubes are recommended. There seem to be 2 schools of thought on them. They are awesome or...they are not needed. Hmm. What to do? Any pointers? I really don't want to mess around with hearing. And reading an article like this doesn't help.
In other big news, Claire has been asking for earrings for the past...oh YEAR, at least. She always wants to point out other little girls that have them when we are out and about. So today...we took the leap...she got earrings! She opted for the white gold 3 mm cubic zirconium! They look adorable on her, especially since her hair is still very short. I was looking at pictures of last Christmas, and she seriously had about the amount of hair on her head then as Alex does now at 8 months. Go figure. We of course got them down at Claire's which is totally geared for kids.
She watched 2 teenaged girls (12-14ish) get earrings, which was a great example for her. I told her she didn't have to get them today if she didn't want to. We could just look at the earrings and come back. But she was so excited. She picked out her earrings then they had me sit her on my lap. Alex was watching in the stroller, while smacking merchandise within reach.
She got both done at the exact same time (2 ladies) and DID. NOT. EVEN. SAY. OUCH! I was so surprised because I thought she would at least whine! But she also did not cry when she got her flu shot this fall. I asked around quite a lot and Claire's seems to be the best place to do them because they do not reuse the shooter cartridges at all. They trash them, but some places sterilize them and reuse them. They used gloves, too. When she was done she got a sticker and sucker. She also got a bag with cleaner that said "I JUST GOT MY EARS PIERCED AT CLAIRE'S" which is hot pink. Totally saving that because I'm a dork like that.