As always - The Cast of Characters
Me (The Daddy)
The Bean: Age 8
The Butterfly: Age 6
The Darling Wife
The Bean is far braver than I.
Having grown up in the 80's, I tried (and often failed) to be fashion forward.
Or, at least, fashion current.
I owned Parachute Pants back when they were in style (barely).
Damn, I was cool.
But The Bean passed another Little Girl rite this Saturday. She got her ears pierced.
I neither had the stomach nor the charisma to pull off pierced ears. What if it hurt? What if I was permanently damaged. What if I did it and it ceased being cool?
What if Johnny Depp didn't make 20 Pirates of the Caribbean movies?
So I wussed on getting an earring. The Bean did not.
She held onto the DW's hand and grimaced a little. But before you knew it, both ears were donned with shiny blue glass.
She gleamed brighter than the faux stones ever could.
The Butterfly doesn't want her ears pierced. Ever.
I tell her that when she's ready, I'll do it with her.
I hope that Johnny Depp makes a lot of Pirate films.