school, I’m talking little boys age five and under. There were even a few boys in my son’s Kindergarten class this year with one ear pieced and I’m seeing plenty at the pool. I have no issues with the little boy’s, some of them even look quite cute with their piercing.
But I’ll admit I immediately ponder what the parents are like (if
they smoke pot) and I wonder if they are causing harm to these children. I’m not talking physical harm as I know if you remove the earring the hole will eventually close up so it’s not permanent. There is a risk of infection and when little boy’s rough house the ear lobe could get torn but I’m not talking about the physical stuff, I’m talking about the mental stuff.
“Boys will be boys” and “kids are cruel” come to mind. I’m sure
these little boys get questioned and teased by their peers, after all they are different and they are part of a minority as most little boys don’t have their ears pierced. I wonder what they say to stick up for themselves as ultimately it’s their parents that put them in the situation to begin with. I highly doubt that these little boys begged to get an ear pierced.
In trying to get into the parents heads I wonder why they do it. Do they feel like it makes their child look cuter? Do they think it makes them
look older, tougher, and more unique? Are they trying to make a statement through the child? Does the father of the child have an ear pieced? If it were legal to give a tattoo to a child would these children be sporting ink too?
When I was in high school (a million years ago) a boy who wore one earring was considered gay. Today there are many high school boys with both ears pierced and they are sporting huge stones and not the tiny little studs of yesteryear. Why? What does it all mean?
My son would look adorable with an ear pierced and I think he’s
tough enough to endure the ridicule that may follow but there are three reasons as to why I would never get his ear pierced:
1. My parents would kill me. Even though I’m 40+ I still fear them!
2. I don’t want people to think I smoke pot.
3. He fights with his sister enough; I couldn’t handle fights over earrings. And letting him pick out stuff at Claire’s would push this mom right over the edge.
I suppose as time moves on things will continue to change as they
always do and one day he may beg me to get an ear pierced. And one day I may even say yes but there will be one condition; that his father takes him to have it done. That’s my guarantee that he will never have his ear pierced.
If your sons have one or both ears pierced I would love to hear
your story, maybe you can help me to understand this trend better.
Enjoy the day!