I took my kids to their regular swimming lessons today (not that that is really relevant, but anyway) and saw a baby girl, about 5 months old, with pierced ears. And… Well, I think it should be banned. Seriously. No body piercing of any kind until a child is old enough to see the piercing gun and think, “There’s no way you’re doing that to my ear.”
I know my view is going to offend a lot of people, but that has never stopped me in the past.
Does anybody really think the mothers (yes, I said ‘mothers’. I doubt the fathers have any say.) do it because it they think it will be good for their daughters? Do they do it because their daughter has been at her for months to get it done? Do they do it because they want to save them the pain later on in life?
Pretty sure the answer to all those questions is ‘No’.
The mothers do it because “Oh, isn’t she cute,” makes the mother feel better. It’s the same as all the makeup and hair styling and whatever else that goes on with those crazy beauty pageants in the US.
Mothers, don’t try to live you lives through your daughters. Don’t cause them pain just so they make you look better. Don’t think that your idea of beauty and what a littel girl wants and needs will mesh with what they think.
That’s all. I probably didn’t express my disgust all that well, but anyway.