That term sounds kinda scary doesn't it? But ear piercing, not so big a deal. For years I have adamantly been against getting my kids ears pierced until they were old enough to take care of them. You know, around 12 or so. And seeing a baby or toddler with little bobs poked in their tiny earlobes makes me cringe. I mean, that shit hurts! I can't imagine how they pierce the second ear after that little one felt the first one.
But my girl is getting ready to turn nine, which not only brings up lots of "OH MY GOD! How am I the mother of a nine year old?" but also maybe she is ready for ear piercing.
See she's at an age (and frankly, so am I) were stuff is a little more precious to her. She has particular likes and dislikes. I mean she still trashes her room or leaves her precious stuff on the floor but I like the idea of less "stuff". Gifts that will last more than one growth spurt or until the next thing comes along. And ear piercing- that's gonna leave a mark (little ear piercing humor).
Her dad is getting her out of school a little early and taking her to a Ripleys attraction they have been talking about going to forever. She is going to sooo love that! And talk about something that lasts, she will always remember doing that with her dad.
We will get her a few "things" too. A hula hoop, maybe a dress (although she is so damn particular-she wants it to be long, not this, only that, red, black or white. So finding one is next to impossible). But wouldn't it be special to take her to get her ears pierced?
I'll sleep on it...in the meantime, what do you guys think?