This Monday my girl lost her second tooth and got her ears pierced again for the 4th time.
Her father kept taking her earrings out if she spent a few days at his house. Since there are no longer any sleepovers I decided we could safely pierce again without having to undergo another ordeal.
I took her to choose her own gold earrings from Italy. Shiyara picked the hearts with arrows through them. She proudly brought them out tonight to show the girls who were at home with me.
She brought her jewelry box and open the little red box showing them off like she was also their age and they might want to wear them too. “Aren’t they beautiful!” She announced to them. They were giggling with delight at her boldness. “So beautiful!” They replied. She closed the box and came back to charm and impress them some more showing them kaftan books and wanting to talk about the Jewish people and Hanukkah as well as her fabulous day spent at the Rabbis’ house (who told me today he considers us family to my beaming smile).
As the girls said goodbye Shiyara did something she has never done before and I have never done or ever asked her to do. It was all her pure sweetness and courage. She said, “Sara I am going to pray for you and your trip.” She closed her eyes and said in a whisper a few words about protection and life and safety for the girls and added a few wishes in for me and her too. It was all quite adorable. I was amazed at her.
She added at the end, “And make mommy pregnant.”
I said, “What!”
We all started laughing as I said, “Don’t ask for that!!!” She was hysterically laughing. I love her. I wish I could be her big sister sometimes. We have so much fun. Even though I was shocked I know I will have a little boy or girl sooner or later even if it will be hard on me because she needs a partner in life. In this new world, we need family and husbands and wives are not as important as they used to be. Our partners and friends really are our siblings. I don’t know what I would have done without my 6 sisters and brother. Life wouldn’t have been as great.