Almost as a way to get her to stop thinking about it, we had her ears pierced on Wednesday. Today's Cargo, a jewelry store in Old Town Alexandria, offers ear piercing and accepts reservations for ear piercings on week days. After picking the girls up from school, we drove to Old Town. We first stopped at Kilwins, a ice cream and fudge shop. We discovered Kilwins during our Williamsburg trip this summer and we have been wanting to try out their Alexandria location. To the girls' delight, it was Waffle Cone Wednesday at Kilwins and oh how they enjoyed those freshly-made waffle cones.
After our yummy treat, we headed to Today's Cargo. At this point, I could tell Meg was becoming slightly nervous, but she was determined. She looked through the possible earrings she could pick and quickly chose a lovely blue stone with a slightly greenish tint. The lovely woman piercing her ears had Meg hold to Hello Kitty-shaped ice cubes to her ears to numb them. She then marked Meg's ears and pierced them. I'm glad to say that Meg was thrilled with the result.