Victoria has been begging to have her ears pierced (or "peered" as she says) for months now. A lot of her friends have had theirs pierced for a while, and she's such a girl, with her obsessions with beauty and jewelry, so I finally relented. She'll be 7 in less than a month, and she's always been a trooper when it comes to pain, so I took her and the baby out to Claire's on Saturday and got it done. She teared up for a second because it hurt more than she expected, but she quickly got past it when she saw her new bejeweled lobes. Sophie witnessed her sister's bravery and for a second wanted hers done. Knowing that would be a disaster, I distracted her with promises of cookies from the Nestle shop.