Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Holes In My Ears

Well Buggy informed me she wants holes in her ears.  A few weeks ago she pointed to my ears and says ‘you have rings in your ears?’ basically in question form.  I said ‘yes those are called earrings and they go into little holes in my ears.’ So periodically since that conversation she has mentioned wanting holes in her ears.  I told her that she could get them any time she wanted but that it did hurt at first, but only for a little while, and that once she had them we would have to take extra, super good care of them and clean them every day.  She said ok very matter of fact as if she knew exactly what that would entail. 

So this morning she said again – without any prompting – that she wanted holes in her ears.  I again told her that it would hurt and we’d have to keep them clean EVERY DAY.  She replied ‘I know it will hurt and we clean them good every day.’ So I told her maybe we could do that for her birthday.  She said ‘yes, for my birthday.’  So I think that may be settled. 

Now for my question – has anyone ever taken a 3 year old to get her ears pierced?  There was debate over doing it when she was a baby – and that obviously just didn’t happen.  So I figured, ok we’ll get it done whenever she asks and wants them done.  And now she’s asking.  I guess I didn’t expect her to ask so soon or something.  And I just wonder if she’s really grasping the concept of ‘it WILL hurt?’ Maybe it’s more so the fact that I am too afraid to see her in that pain.  You know, you just want to shelter them from those types of things (and the fact that I was a s.c.a.r.e.d.y.c.a.t about getting my own pierced and didn’t finally take the leap until I was 17!)  I don’t want her to be like me and be so scared of pain.  So I suppose the bigger question would be can my wussyness handle seeing her being such a big girl!?!

In other Buggy news she’s got counting 1-10 D.O.W.N! She’s been working so hard at it and finally it’s become a breeze to her.  Now we’ve started working on 11-20. Still gotta get rid of that darn eleventeen she keeps using!

Over the weekend was her first try with big girl panties.  Not overnight yet – just while we were hanging out at the house after a bath. She’s doing really well at school and rarely having to have her pull up changed but while she’s at home she is a little more difficult.  While she was wearing them she had a little accident but realized what happened.  I took her to the potty right away and she finished on the potty!  Then she wanted big girl panties again. Overnight of course she wore a pull up – she just insisted on wearing the big girl panties ON TOP of her pull up.  Whatever works to get her to like the idea and wear them!! 

I probably mentioned a few posts back that, prior to getting the pool membership; I found a larger-ish kiddie pool for a good price and grabbed it for the back yard.  Well we used it once.  Then got the pool membership and it was pretty much forgotten.  I did empty it out and move it under the deck – just so it wouldn’t blow away with some of the storms.  But it did sit outside and did get hit by the rain.  And because of the stagnant rain in the pool we acquired a few new ‘pets.’  Two little bitty frogs.  Have no fear they have been relocated to the pond – where I think their mama had already been living because when I got to the pond I saw some big ol’ frog legs swimming in there!  I love having pets around that we really don’t have to do anything for! 

And finally a quick pic recap of the weekend!     

{those little frogs i was talking about before the relocation}

{aww this one's kinda cute!}

{pool time with 4 ridiculously cute girlies! sophia.jillian.buggy.joanna}

{another bathing suit modeling shoot}

{side piggies and a cute little bug}

{sweet.innocent.adorable faces = LOVE}

And 2 more videos of my future superstar!  She can't get enough of Cici and Rocky from Shake It Up - we listen to this song millions of times in a week.  I just love how she is mouthing the words!!  Cracks my butt up for real!

{Rocky's part of the song}

{Cici's part of the song}

Happy Tuesday - if that's possible!! :O)


  1. This is GREAT! She is making great progress at everything! Awesome :-)

  2. Misc Mama,

    Was searching for a GF's blog and came across yours. Started reading and came across your post about having your 3 yr wanting holes in her ears :) When I read this it was deja vu! I had the same experience with our dd aged 2.5 yrs old.

    I think you're a smart mommy for having her ears pierced now and I would go ahead now during the summer when you'll have more time to care for them. Interestingly, the our dd wanted them done seeing mommy's "earwigs." Now she is asking, she is interested and pinching her ear lobe will let her know there is going to be a pinch when they are pierced.

    Our ped actually encouraged me to go ahead saying it was best when mommy could care for them. She 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. She gave me some suggestions for moms having their dd's ears pierced and I put them away figuring I could buy some more time (like you waiting for her birthday) before taking her to have them pierced.

    One day, dh calls out to me from the family room asking me to come in there. Our dd had gotten a pair of my earrings and was asking dh how to put them in her ears! She almost put one in her ear canal! Dh laughed and told me to take her to have them pierced before we had to take her to the ER to remove an earring! At this point, I was ready and told dh I started seeing other little babies including two in our church nursery and another little girl in our playgroup. I finally realized how cute our little little girl would look with cute earrings and yielded to pressure.

    I'd say if you've remotely thought about having the other girls ears pierced, then your mommy intuition is telling now is better. Write me an e-mail for our ped's tips if you'd like them to find the right person and place. They also included some OTC meds to minimize any discomfort.

    Taking care of both wasn't that hard and she even looked more girlie-girl with earrings. They were so
    feminine on her. I'd say to do it now, but don't be suprised if she continues to bring the topic up. After all, there is nothing wrong with her wanting to look like her mommy :)


    1. Thank you Angie! I apprecite that information - and I hadn't heard anything like that before from the ped's perspective! She is still standing strong on wanting them done so I think we'll be doing it soon!!