Until night came.
She accidentally banged her ear on the door jamb. Guess what happened? Her earring came out. I tried to get it back in but it was already closing up. I yelled at her (oops) and told her to sit still while I tried to stab her ear again (FAIL).
I possibly traumatized her for life (again).
Finally Super Dad stepped in. "Lisa- there is a better way to handle this". We sat her down and listened to her side of the story. It went something like this:
(remember, she turns 5 on friday)
"Mom, Dad. I'm not a big girl. I'm just a little girl. I can't have earrings until I'm a grown girl like mommy. I'm too little right now. I can't have it. I'm not big. But one day, I'll be a big girl, and I can get sparkles for my ears..... and my belly button"
I SHIT YOU NOT.