Well, after a few weeks of hemming and hawing about whether or not she was brave enough...
she decided she was.
My baby no longer has virgin lobes. She has been pierced.
She was so brave...didn't even shed one tear. The whole way there she kept saying: "I can't believe I'm going to get my ears pierced." And then on the way home: "I can't believe I got my ears pierced!" We have been busy cleaning and turning them since we got home. My baby is growing up.