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!