When I was six my Grandma took me to get my ears pierced. We went to Claire's and I got my ears pierced with small pink stones. I got to shop for so many trinkets and although I can't remember specifically how it felt or if I cried the memories I have of that day are treasured and full of fun and love.
This year as Carli's sixth birthday gift her Grandma took her to get her ear's pierced with small multicolored flowers. She cried...a lot...but I bet that's not what she'll remember about this day in years to come.