When I was her age my parents had already taken me to get my ears pierced. I don't remember it.
Now here's the question. Do you have a little girl? Have you, or are you planning on getting her ears pierced?
Don't get me wrong, if you have a son and want to do the same, that is certainly up to you. This is not supposed to be a sexist thing, though I can't say I recommend it.
My opinion on the matter is, No. Until she asks me, or expresses interest in getting her ears pierced, she will remain without holes in her ears (not including the holes she already has...I figure she's more apt to put something in those holes before I put holes in her lobes.)
Also, if she then asks for a second hole, she can have an additional one at 14...more at 16.
I have many friends who have gone ahead and pierced their girls' ears. That's fine, it's cute, it's just not for me.
Why? You ask. Good question.
I'm not exactly sure why, but I think it has something to do with the choice I make for her. Perhaps it is a decision that I want her to think about, weigh the options, and make on her own.
It certainly isn't because I don't believe ears should be pierced, I have...more than 2 in each ear. It isn't because I worry about her looking like a boy. It isn't because I don't want the hassle or having to clean them multiple times a day.
I want her to be self confident. I want her to think for herself.
Should she want this, we'll do it properly. Professionally. Not at a kiosk in the mall.
And so, at 7 months old, it's one less thing I have to worry about for a few years.
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