This weekend I fulfilled a dream of mine. It all started years ago when my mom had my ears pierced when I was six weeks (yes, weeks) old. I never liked wearing earings as a kid, but I have always thought a little baby with earrings is the most irresistable, cutest little thing possible! Having my ears pierced as a baby my mom and I never battled over when to have them peirced, who was going to take care of them, or other typical struggles over pierced ears. I also pretty much neglected my piercings for a good decade as a child and they never closed up. I just took for granted that I had my ears pierced and I could use them or not as I chose.
Having a girl baby after two boy babies means a lot of fun in the form of pink, hair bows, coordinated "outfits," and now jewelery accessories. I was an athletic tomboy, and I suspect with two big brothers Sis will eventually follow this route as well. But, I also want her to know that its OK to be pretty and feminine at the same time, and to have the option to exercise her feminity in the form of pretty earrings and accessories if she so chooses. Its OK to climb trees, run in the dirt, ride bikes, and do flip throws--all with pretty gold studs in your ears. So, this weekend Sis hit another milestone in her life-- pierced ears. Enjoy: