With only 5 weeks until my due date life is all of a sudden very real with lots of last minute thoughts flying through my head. As the soon to be mother of a little girl I have been so excited about dressing her up for her first photo shoot. One topic that has come up in our home is the idea of pierced ears.
I have had my ears pierced as long as I can remember but I believe my mother took me when I was about 5 years old. I imagine it was my idea to have them done and I have always loved earrings. I know quite a few people that have pierced their daughter’s ears shortly after birth but I am not sure that is the right choice for me. I always remembered how much I hated sleeping with my earrings in after a fresh piercing (I ended up with quite a few holes in my ears by 5th grade) because they would dig into the side of my head.
I am also thinking that caring for a fresh piercing on top of the learning curve of being a new mom is an additional stress I don’t need to take on at the moment. This leads me back to my original question…. When SHOULD I have my daughters ears pierced? It seems like a nice thought to do it before she knows enough to be afraid, however it also seems like a good idea to let her decide for herself if she wants it done.