My grandmother took me to get my ears pierced when I was 5. She took my sister on her 5th birthday one year later.
My mom started talking about continuining the tradition with my dd, who is now 4. She wanted to be the one who takes her to get it done. It was supposed to be a big deal. Dd was all excited on her birthday this year, because she figured out it would only be one more year til she could wear earrings, too.
Then my mom chickened out. She said she didn't think she could actually be there when we had it done.
So now I have a 4 year old who really wants to do it, was already told she was going to do it, and now I will have to take her.
If my mom hadn't made such a big deal out of it, she wouldn't even want it done! I certainly wouldn't have done it until she showed an interest in it. And now, since it's been promised, I have to. (We try to always keep our word to her).
Stupid grandmas. (said in the most loving, respectful way possible!)