Man, I wish my mom had been as nice. I can recall asking nicely if I could get my ears pierced when I was 10. Then it turned into 11 and begging. I believe when I was 12, a nice woman from the church I went to at the time, 'borrowed' me and got my ears pierced! She later told my mom that I was so good and since I was going to be a teenager soon, I deserved to get my ears pierced. At least, that's what I remember. It was AWESOME! I was so happy...
Anyhow, back to Leah. Leah is quite a brilliant girl. Her mind is always turning with thoughts and curiosity. She's an avid reader and can read far beyond the level expected of a currently 9 year old kid. Her aunt was visiting from out of town several weeks ago and being the brilliant kid that she is, Leah asked her parents if she could get her ears pierced while her aunt was here. My best friend then asked her why and she replied, "Because then people can get me earrings for my Christmas or birthday gifts and I'll be able to wear them!"
How smart...you need to clean the piercings for 6 weeks, I believe, and she calculated that it would put her into the "you can change your earrings now" catagory right around Christmas!
So, all of this is leading somewhere. She did get her ears pierced with her aunt and has been taking care of them quite well. I recall telling her, 5 weeks ago, that I'd be buying her earrings for Christmas!
I completely forgot this fact until yesterday, after which I then realised I had used up my entire 'Leah's Gifts' budget already. She's getting a pretty interesting looking book, a comic book she'll love, a journal, and a beginning cross-stitch kit that she'll also love.
But No Earrings!
(that exclamation reminds me of Grandma Tildy from my favourite childhood book, "But No Elephants!")
SO, I decided I'd quickly whip up a book tote for her!
|Leah's Owl Tote|
|Whoooo's looking for a good book?|
|Plenty of room for whichever book she's reading and some others for even more fun.|
It even has a pen/pencil pocket, a wider pocket for keeping her favourite lip balm safe, and a little name tag!
|pockets are fantastic!|
|they are just too cute.|