Sep 9, 2009

A Hole for the First Day

Isn't it funny how little things can become tradition. You eat at a certain restautant to celebrate an event or two and boom - tradition. You buy a new outfit for a birthday or two and pow - tradition. Ear piercing in our house is like that. We only do it one day a year. The first day of school. Do it then or wait another year.

IMG_2861[1]It started with DQ who got her ears pierced the first time on her first day of kindergarden. It was quite the experience involving hiding under store fixtures and ice cream. Apparently it wasn't too traumatic though because soon she was asking for a second pair of holes so the year that Stinkette started school DQ got her second holes - on the first day of school. Stinky wasn't ready yet. But she was the following year so hers got done on her first day of first grade.

The first day of school has not involved a trip to the mall since then - until last night. I came home from work yesterday and there was DQ, ready and waiting. After discussing it for a year or so she decided she wanted her cartilage pierced so off we went. Now my eldest child's ears match mine hole for hole. I don't wear big sparkly skulls on mine though.

Tomorrow I promise actual knitting content. The end of summer and the start of the new school year make for busy times.


Last weekend we had a BBQ on our deck (during which hubbo sported his new vest at odd moments) and we also went to see the Nats. It was Roberto Clemente Day and we had fabulous seats - 8th row behind the visitor dugout. It is much easier to get into the game when you're closer to it. Even DQ paid attention - when she wasn't texting.

The only thing I haven't had a chance to do is take pictures of most of my recently finished objects. Aside from the vest, there's also a pair of socks so be certain that there will be actualy knitting content soon... if the sun ever appears again.

1 comment:

Carole Knits said...

I am so buying you some sparkly skull earrings.