Saturday, December 02, 2006

Flesh Poking Fun!

We made the leap yesterday. My six year old daughter got her ears pierced! I told her once we got there, there was no going back. It wasn't until the Claire's girl marked dots on her ears that we realized her lobes are asymmetrical. Weird. Anyway, it all went off without a hitch! She reported that it "didn't even hurt a bit" and is very excited. We let her choose a few earrings to wear after her six week healing time was complete. I think her grandma and papa are planning on picking up some real diamond earrings for her for Christmas. I urged them to go as cheaply as possible. Unfortunately for me, diamond happens to be her birthsone, but fortunately for me, her grandma likes to shop AND buy diamonds!

To be perfectly honest, I really debated on what the "right" age is to get your ears pierced. My mother had some bizarre notion that it was mutilation on some level, and made my sister and I wait until be were teenagers (she didn't get her ears pierced until she was over 40!). Boy, you should have seen her face when she first spied my navel piercing!

I'm not a big fan of the trend of getting your tiny baby's ears pierced, but when they're old enough to express the desire, and do a bit of the ear-care themselves, then why not? I dare say that earrings are not a "trend" that will be going away...ever. My little girl is growing up! And by golly, she's a pretty darn good egg.

I think the right age is when they can say "hey, I'd like to poke some holes in my ears". :-)
Yep! That's pretty much what we were waiting for!
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