Sensative little ears

Lexi got her ears pierced when she was about 4.5, it was a deal we made with her after she got an ear infection, we bribed her into taking her medicine every day by telling her she'd get to get her ears pierced if she did. She had been wanting them pierced for a year by that point.  It worked, she took her antibiotic with no problems every day for the full 10 days. She fights with us about taking medicine so it was nice to not have that issue!

I don't think she realized it was going to hurt as bad as it did, we tried to explain it to her but she didn't get it. She cried and cried when she got them done. But her reward was the nice Hello Kitty earrings that her ears were pierced with. They were special piercing earrings but apparently they weren't as good as most because her ears would not heal.  We found a few pairs of supposedly sensitive earrings at a place where there was a bunch of jewelry online cheap, but those hurt her ears too.  Finally at Christmas we got her a pair of earrings from a local jewelry shop that is owned by one of my running partners. These earrings are not bothering her ears that I can tell. Every once and awhile she still gets some gunk from them, but nothing compared to the ickiness that would form with her other earrings. I have a feeling she's one of those girls that is just going to have to wear solid gold or silver! Her poor husband better have lots of money. :)