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March 03, 2021

Stories with Friends: Part 25

A Big Day

Colleen had a monumental day with the soon-to-be 9-year-old,*Tara. Tara has been talking about getting her ears pierced for months now. With the permission of her parents, she asked if they could go together. They spent the time leading up to this outing talking about the responsibilities that come along with getting your ears pierced, and practiced the tricky task that will be putting on and taking off a mask without touching those new earrings. When Colleen and Tara got to Claire’s, the woman told them that Tara would need a legal guardian present to sign paperwork. That news didn’t deter this determined youth. Tara called home, explained the situation, and made arrangements for her dad to meet them at the shop. Paperwork signed, her dad, older brother, and Colleen were able to watch the piercing. Tara was SO brave! Colleen thinks it’s so cool that she gets to share in milestones such as these! *Youth name changed to protect family's privacy