A Big Day

I started my day by taking on a new challenge.  I was offered and accepted a position as the Human Resources Manager for The Mommies Network, a 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing a place for mothers to receive safe, free, mom-to-mom support (www.themommiesnetwork.org).  What a great way to start the day!  Granted, it doesn’t pay, but it’s great for my resume!

The weather around here has been blah lately.  I decided I couldn’t handle being stuck in the house today, so I decided we would head to the mall for our annual visit with Santa.

My daughter has been asking to get her ears pierced.  Hmmmm…  Good idea or bad?  After trying to leave the mall without doing it, she started crying asking about getting her ears pierced for her birthday.  So, we scurried back to Claire’s, where we wandered around in an empty store for at least 5 minutes before someone can slithering out of the back.  Not a friendly lady.  Of course, there was only one person working in the store.  That wasn’t going to work.  Next stop, Piercing Pagoda.  Also, only one employee.  Crap.  It was going to be 3 pm before either had a second person available.  It was only 1 pm.  Next stop, Extreme Play.  I figured we could waste some time there, and we did.
Back to Piercing Pagoda.  What the heck does that mean anyway?  I know what a pagoda is, but what does it have to do with piercing?  Anyway… She looked like a deer in the head lights while I signed forms, picked out ear rings and paid ($40! – At least the piercing was free).  I think the pictures will say the rest all on their own.
Lots of tears.  For about 2 minutes.  Then she got a sucker and was fine.  She loves her new ear rings, and I don’t think any permanent damage was done.  Hopefully, all will be forgotten in a few days.
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One Response to A Big Day

  1. amyswor says:

    I was searching for my GF’s blog and came across your interesting one about with a great story about your dd getting her ears pierced.

    Our ped said it have become more popular to pierce newborns, infants and little girls
    ears because is safer with the newer ear piercing instruments than the traditional methods of using a needle, thread by the mother or grandmother. I asked her advice and she encouraged me to go ahead and pierce all the girls ears.

    I was surprised at her response and told her I would think about it. Her reasoning was when mommy cared for them, there was never any problems during the healing time, but when little girls wanted them, they often failed to care for them properly.She gave me some suggestions for moms having their dd’s ears pierced. I put them away and thought it would be years before I needed to read it. Wrong.

    Well, our dd began seeing her peers with pierced ears, I also kept seeing babies and cute little girls with darling earrings. After our oldest, age 4 got hers done, my 2 yr old wanted to have “earwigs” like her sister. When I came home with Missy (our 2yr old), dh asked why I didn’t have our 8 mo dd’s ears pierced too! Well, guess what, we all went the next day and had Sandi’s ears pierced too! All three girls now have pierced ears and are adorable. There is no problem caring for them.

    Don’t know if you’d considered having your younger dd’s ears pierced now, but after I did, they all were so proud of their earrings and looked adorable in their pics with little pierced ears.

    I’d say if you’ve thought about it, then your mommy intuition is telling now is better. Write me an e-mail for our ped’s tips.


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