A.'s good friend, P12, waited for A. so they could get their ears pierced together. (The P. family allows ear piercing at 12.) So this morning, P12 and her mother and A. and I went to have the deed done. After signing more forms than you would think necessary, earrings were chosen and ears were pierced. To make it more celebratory, we all went out to lunch together. For how often any of us eat in restaurants, this definitely counts as a treat.
The celebrations will continue, and I'm sure there will be more pictures to share on Monday.