Last week when I picked up Caitlin at daycare I was greeted not with the usual joyful, open armed “Mommeeeeeeee!!!,” but with a swift command… “Mommy I want to get my ears pierced!”
Has someone been brainwashing my child at nap time with visions of sleepovers and pierced ears? These are apparently the rites of passage for Caitlin’s friends as they turn 5.
Neither the hubby or I really approve of her having her ears pierced until she’s older. I think I was 12 or 13 when my mother finally let me get my ears pierced. Obviously it was such a pivotal moment of my youth that I can’t even recall when I went to the mall with my older sister and did the deed right then and there in the corner of Claire’s amongst a thousand baubles and trinkets.
I’m hoping that this whim quickly passes much as the Bon Jovi, sleepover requests have. Because the one personality quirk of her mama’s that I hope she’s inherited in this instance is my flightiness.
All kidding aside, I found some really cute magnetic earrings, designed for little girls 5 and up, at a local toy and gift shop and I’m thinking of getting her a pair to put with her birthday loot in June. Anyone tried them? Bueller? Bueller?