This is one parenting choice I’ve never understood. I just cannot think of one single reason why piercing your baby’s ears makes any sense.
If you would have even for a second, mentioned me taking my teeny tiny preemie daughter to a — what, Claires? Is that where you get babies ear’s pierced? Or is there a special baby ear piercing place? I don’t know.
Back to the point.
If you would have suggested I take her to such a place, marked a purple dot on her little baby earlobe and then shoved a needle in, I might have slapped you.
Why on earth would I do that? So she looks cute? So she isn’t mistaken for a boy? So… what’s the reason, again? Because none of those make much sense to me.
Then, if you would have waited until she was a bit older, maybe when she wasn’t quite so tiny and defenseless, and then asked me, my answer would still be a solid hell no. Now she has the ability to reach up to grab and pull at them constantly. And again, what’s the reason?
No seriously, someone tell me the reason.
I’m pretty soft, I admit it, and the thought of any pain coming to my kids makes me cringe. (I’m the mom who cries every time they get a shot.) I’m sure most moms are this way and I just cannot fathom for even a second electing to do something that will make my little one scream.
But it’s ok, Ear Piercing Mom… This doesn’t mean I’m judging you and talking about you behind your back. Why? Because you could totally judge me all day long for one thing or another and I don’t like to make it a point of throwing rocks out of this glass house of mine, you know?
I like my little girl’s naked ears and even though she is lacking in the hair department and may on occasion be mistaken for a boy (especially with a name like Paityn) I don’t mind. If she wants to pierce her ears and succumb to the pain on her own accord when she’s older then I’ll take her.
Until then, we’re going earring-less.