November 21, 2012


Picture this. I'm fifteen years, ten months old. My parents have told me that I can't get my ear pierced until I turn sixteen. So I'm in my bathroom, lights blaring, staring into the mirror piercing my own ear with a big-ass sewing needle. Two things you should learn from this: 1) Ew. 2) I'm an immediate-gratification kind of person. The next morning I marched downstairs with an oversized hole in my ear to kindly inform my parents that I needed to go buy earrings. On our way to the mall, I distinctly recall my dad turning to my mom in the front seat saying never thought I'd be driving my son to pick our earrings.

Owen is very much his own person (as is Mia) and I love that. While choosing Thanksgiving outfits last night he decided that he wanted nothing more than a bow tie. I got on Amazon, found one, and ordered it for next day delivery so it would be here by Thanksgiving. I never thought I'd be ordering my son a bow tie. Not that there's anything wrong with the old school dapper look.

P.S. The hole really was ginormous. Though I haven't worn an earring in years, the hole is still there and very much functional.

(That's what she said.)

Posted by Chris at November 21, 2012 8:01 AM

Owen will look adorable in a bow tie! I'm definitely learning that I'll do just about anything for my kid, including paying overnight shipping for a bow tie, should he ever want one :)

You're hardcore on the self ear piercing though. When my parents wouldn't let me triple pierce my ear, I had to get a bit tipsy and then have a friend (also drunk) do it with a sewing needle.

Posted by: Hillary at November 21, 2012 8:59 AM

I pierced a friend's ear in high school, after helping him consume a bottle of whiskey. Whiskey and ice were our only pain killers.

Posted by: COD at November 21, 2012 10:02 AM

My 9 year old son wants a bow tie because, of course, "bow ties are cool" (so says the Eleventh Doctor). On a recent shopping trip for pants, I spotted a blue bow tie and had him try it on. He announced that he wanted a real bow tie, not a fake, because he "does not wear fake ties." So I begin my search for a real bow tie.

Posted by: Meredith at November 21, 2012 2:55 PM

Your kids are the coolest! Happy Thanksgiving to the Cactus/Fish family!

Posted by: Heather at November 21, 2012 8:00 PM

muller will be wearing a bowtie tomorrow, too :)

and your story? ew :)

Posted by: kati at November 22, 2012 12:32 AM