When S was born way back in 2005 (when I write that it shocks me to see how fast time goes) I never got her ears pierced. Many asked and said it would be easier to do them now then later. I didn’t like the idea of piercing her ears when she was so tiny. It was just an experience I’d rather her not go through after just 2 days of being born. I hate wearing earrings to bed, the backing pierces me when I sleep on my side so imagine how uncomfortable it would be for a baby, let alone it would’ve been one more thing that I’d have to clean! So we didn’t do it. Despite our European background and the tradition of piercing baby’s ears right away. For the record my mom didn’t pierce mine either. I think I was 8 or 9 when I got them done.
So S wanted to get hers pierced last Christmas when she was 6 ½ so I remember tweeting on where to go to do it and someone said tattoo parlour because they use an actual needle rather than the “gun”. I ended up checking a place out but they told me the choice was mine it really didn’t matter if I used a needle or gun. So on a whim we went to Vaughan Mills to a local jewellery store and she picked out the earrings, I signed the forms and then she chickened out. Which was fine by me! I think she was more upset about it than I was.
Fast forward to last week when I took her to get her hair cut and I casually mentioned to her if she wanted to try again. She said yes! So back we went to Vaughan Mills but this time to Claire’s, courtesy of reading Alexandria’s daughter’s blog where her daughter just got hers pierced there and had an awesome experience. The girl there got S to pick out her earrings, August birthstone, and she sat on the chair while Scarlett explained the procedure. Bonus there was another girl working so they both pierced S’s ears at the same time. Forms were signed again, there are a lot of things to sign! Hands were sanitized, placement dots were done, which thankfully they took their time about because my own holes are actually crooked, and then boom it was done. The actual “gun” is no longer that big metal thing that from my recollection really looks like a gun, but is a tiny instrument that really doesn’t look scary at all to a 7 year old. S felt no pain and it was over in one second. Scarlett then showed how to clean her ears 3 times a day and to leave the earrings in until around December.
S was so proud of herself afterwards and told all the sales clerks in each store we went into afterwards that she just got her ears done. So proud of my big girl! Wondering now if she’ll be getting any more holes anywhere like mommy! Hopefully not like mother like daughter!!