So while we were holidaying in Kaitaia,, we booked in a visit to the local pharmacy.
And we got them done!
I offered to hold her hands but she said "I can do this Mummy". Then proudly she counted down...3, 2, 1... and after the initial shock, tears filled her eyes, but she kept quiet enough...
She totally forgot about the pain when someone thrust a mirror in her face and she could check out the earrings (she'd picked) now pierced through her lobes.
We've only had one drama the next day when, in a hurry she ripped her clothes over her head so she could go swimming...and pulled one out. But that was rectified with a bit of ice and another little push through. Now 2 weeks on, and she's fine, no infections nothing.
Her next mission is going to be getting her huge Tonsils and Adenoids surgically removed on the 5th of February. She said to me... "I'm going to be so brave, and cant wait to have my smelly tonsils OUT". So fingers crossed and lots of prayers for that and a speedy recovery afterwards!!