Somehow I never thought I would have a girl child. Especially when my first born was a boy, I figured that was that, I would be a boy mommy. Then along came Faith and with her a whole whack of questions girl related.
One of those questions is ear piercing.
My ears are pierced. I was about 6 years old when my mom took me to the local jewelry store to have it done. I remember the day clearly for two reasons.
One: The jeweler (arsehole!) made me sit on the stool and then stood at the other side of the store, asked me to turn my head and to hold still, he then lifted the piercing gun like a real gun and ‘took aim’, freaked me out good and proper. He thought it was hilarious…
Two: After calming me down, bribing me with wine gums and actually doing the piercing, it freaking hurt man! I still get a twinge in my lobes when I think about it.
So here is my question…
When is the ideal time to get a little girls ears pierced? Should I wait until she is older, should I take her now at 6 months?
It goes without saying that I have no issue with pierced ears on little girls, for the record though if she wants second/third holes or holes anywhere else on her body she needs to be 18 before I will let her!