Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pierced Ears!

Brooke and Adrienne had been asking to get their ears pierced for a while so John and I decided to take them to have it done as part of their Christmas present. I really had no objections to their ears being pierced but whenever we would offer to take Brooke, she would chicken out at the last minute. I think the first time it came up was before her third birthday, so this has been going on for nearly two years!

On Monday, both girls were still interested in having it done so we headed to the mall. John and I planned on keeping the girls separate in case the first one to have it done freaked out. Even though John always does the blood and guts stuff (shots, blood work, IV's), I thought that I would be brave and be the one to actually take them to have it done. It kind of seemed like a mother-daughter type experience anyways so I sucked it up.

We let the girls pick out their earrings and it was so fun to watch them light up as they saw the different choices. After much debate, Adrienne decided on pink flowers and Brooke decided on silver princess crowns. They were both really cute choices and I really, really tried to let them have exactly what they wanted and not give any input. That's not exactly easy for this mama:-)

Brooke was the first one to go and my heart was pounding. She, on the other hand, was as cool as cucumber. She didn't even want to sit on my lap! The lady pierced her ears, one at a time, and my girl was completely and totally unmoved. It was like nothing even happened. I couldn't believe it... And neither could the lady!

Then, it was Adrienne's turn. I was really anxious for her, just as I had been with Brooke. I'm not sure how I lucked out twice but she, too, wasn't remotely bothered by her ears being pierced. She's a tough and brave girl so I assumed she would do great and she proved me right.

The lady who pierced their ears went on and on and about how well behaved and calm my girls were. It makes a mommy proud! This experience that I was so anxious about turned out to be no big deal at all. Their ears really look great and I can't believe how grown up my girls look!


Tiff said...

The main thing I got from this was, holy cow, I can't believe Brooke turns 5 in 2 months!!!

Anonymous said...


I think you're a smart and thoughtful mommy for having your dd's ears pierced now. They'll thank you later for the "gift of pierced ears." I was uncertain at first, but kept seeing more babies and little girls with cute little pierced earrings!

You made the right choice having your dd's ears pierced now. I asked our ped and she encouraged me to go ahead when mommy could care for them and as you said, the earlier the better. Our Ped gave me some " Tips for moms having their dd's ears pierced and " Care for Newly Pierced Ears" since she had so many moms ask about having their infants and little girls ears pierced.

I know cerebrally, as mothers of girls of all ages, we know it celebrates their femaleness and femininity. After all, they are little girls, right?

If any other moms would like any of our ped’s tips for piercing, then don’t hesitate to write me an e-mail. They include OTC meds to
minimize any discomfort as well as how to find the most experienced person to pierce her ears.