Even with her pink Converse and feminine features, Jessie is regularly mistaken for a boy.
Case in point, when a friend and I were walking Balboa Island the other day, Jessie was wearing a little white shirt with a pink logo that said “I am not a BOY!”, navy blue pants, and pink tennys. Despite the glaringly obvious indicators of her femininity, she must have been mistaken for a boy at least five times.
But that won’t happen any more.
Jessie got her ears pierced.
And though we did not do it because she was regularly mistaken for a boy, it is an added bonus that this will probably not happen much anymore.
Jessie did not love the process of getting her ears pierced (though it was not as bad as I expected), but it only took a cracker and a “you look so pretty with earrings” to make her a fan of her new jewelry. In fact, I think she is quite proud to have earrings just like her mommy.
With or without them, I think Jessie is beautiful, but I must say, the earrings are awfully cute!!!