Wednesday, December 26, 2007


My sister got Princess H's ears pierced for Christmas. It took a little bit of convincing to talk Randy into it. He was 100% against anything that might cause his baby girl pain.
I was more open to the idea. In my experience, the younger you are when you get your ears pierced, the less likely they are to grow up and have to be repierced. Mine were pierced when I was 2 and I can go years without earrings with no issues whatsoever. My cousin Becky didn't get hers pierced until Jr High and she struggled with them She might still struggle with them. Beck?
So after much cajoling, the DADDY consented. Alisha and Dennis took her off to get her ears pierced. I didn't go. I am a coward. I knew that I could not watch. I wimp out at vaccinations and those are NECESSARY.
They said that she hated the lady touching her. She is not a big toucher, she gets that from me. She freaked out after the first ear and had to be held down for the second. I can't even imagine. I am sure that she thought her aunt and uncle had lost their minds.
After the torture..I mean piercings were over, they took her over to see Santa. She lay her head on Santa's knee and cried, "ears...ears." Santa declared her the most pathetic thing ever. Maybe that is why he got her that super cook kitchen??
She came home slightly distraught. But as the days go by she seems to like the earrings more and more. She makes a point to show everyone and declare proudly, "EARFRINGS!" It is pretty cute.
When I put the antiseptic on her ears she fights and cries, but other than that it is not so bad. If I let her put antiseptic on my ears first she cries a little bit less. SO my ears should be really healthy by the end of six weeks.
Have a great day!


John said...

I used to work at a jewelry store (many years ago). With young girls they would use two people, two guns and do both ears at the same, two three POP! It kept us from having a bunch of little girls with one ear pierced and unable to sit for the second one.

i'm sure that she is very proud of her little pierced ears!

Amanda said...

Yay! For Princess H! I asked for mine to be pierced when I was about 4. After they did one side, there was no way I would let them near the other. So, I went around with only 1 ear pierced for about a week before my mother dragged me there again for the 2nd one.

Bilbo said...

I believe it was Rita Rudner, one of my favorite comedians, who said that men with pierced ears make the best husbands, because they've experienced pain and bought jewelry. I'll bet Princess H looks great, and she'll love those earrings (and all the other ones you'll be buying now!) as much as my granddaughter Marcy loves hers!

Becky said...

Yep - still have problems although not as bad as it was. Usually one of the ears has to kind of be repierced every time I stick an earring in. I generally just don't wear them. :)

JUST A MOM said...

OH MAN here they have 2 girls doign them at the same time you never get the second one done that way.... poor baby..

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It would be painful at the time, but will surely think it worth it.

Dana said...

When I had my girls ears pierced, they also did it with two people at the same time. It made it so much easier because I don't think they would have let them finish if they hadn't!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Yay for the princess and her earfrings! And, oww. Poor baby. I don't blame you for not going at all.