So we have rules at our house. No characters on clothing, shoes or backpacks. No t-shirts from bands unless you can sing three songs. No short shorts or words on your rear end. And - no pierced ears UNTIL you do both of the following at the same time - turn 12 years old AND have more As than Bs on your report card. Samantha actually could have had her ears pierced before, but, dance team would have required her to take them out and she has to have time to let them heal. So, this semester, with dance team still a month away, she did it. Simple sparkly studs - just like Samantha.