I'm trying to keep my business, my triplets, and my waistline under control. I excel at one of those, fail at another one of those, and one is a work in progress. Which is which is day dependant.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

She's All Ears

Another triplet parenting coping mechanism I employ is to not sweat the small stuff... or really, don't make a big deal out of stuff which will have no actual effect on the quality of your life. Recent case in point, DD2 has been agitating to get her ears pierced. I have absolutely no moral objection to this - in fact I think it's a pretty minor request. I see nothing wrong with it (other than when people get babies' ears done...I think that's kinda creepy.) I told her she could get it done when she felt she wanted to, and when she felt able to take proper care of them. After several months of false starts ("Can we go today, Mum?" "Sure." "Okay well maybe we will go next week...") she eventually decided she wanted to go last weekend and get them done.

So we did. FYI, she didnt' even flinch (except that some minutes later she told me, "In my tummy I am dying a thousand deaths." She's nothing if not dramatic.)

...and I'm amazed at the amount of disapproving looks, negative commentary, and general unease this seems to have caused among people we know. Seriously, in this day and age, getting a pre-teen's ears pierced is a big deal?!

Just wait until they see the tattoo we've planned!


Danielle said...

Yay Mini-Em! She looks so terrified in that first pic...poor little thing! Congrats to her. It's a big milestone getting your ears pierced. When is other Mini-Em gonna do it?

emzeegee & the hungry three said...

Other Mini-Em (who really IS a mini-em, so much so the lady at the chemist commented on it) had it done a couple of days ago. :)

Danielle said...

Oh! Favourites! Where is HER blog post then! I hope we at least get to see the pictures, to compare who looks the most terrified!