24 October 2007

Earrings

My friend, Janssen, recently posted about girls piercing their ears and what an appropriate age is to do such a thing. The rule in my house was that you had to be 8. I didn't get mine done until I was 9, though.

Throughout the years I've been inconsistent about wearing earrings. Sometimes I'll wear them for months at a a time rarely forgetting to put them in, and sometimes I'll go for months at a time rarely remembering to put them in. Since I've been married I've been really good about wearing them, primarily because Eric likes them so.

I mostly wear small earrings, but I do have one pair of big, dangly ones. Actually, make that two pairs. I wore the other pair once, didn't feel right in them, and never wore them again.

I've been thinking lately, though, that I love wearing earrings. It's one of the perks to being a girl. I'm picky about what I wear, though, so I don't necessarily love shopping for earrings. And, my ears are sensitive, so I can only wear cheap ones for about 10 hours or else the skin on my ears turns red, itches, and peels off.

I look forward to getting old, accumulating earrings, and sharing them with my girls when they get their ears pierced. Eric thinks 8 is a little too young; I'll be working on that so by the time we have girls, they can get them pierced when they are 8, if they are so inclined.

3 comments:

John said...

When your older sister went in for her baptismal interview, Bishop Caldwell said, "Well Tess, you are turning 8 soon, do you know what happens when you turn 8?" Teresa gleefully responded, "I get my ears pierced!"

allicat4 said...

Well, when you have a baby girl, you could always tell Eric that she needs her ears pierced so that no one mistakes her for a boy.

Sherman said...

When your mom informed me that she was going to have your sister's ears piercwd, I told her if God wanted us yo wear ear rings, the holes would have already been there. It did not work. Have you noticed? Men are wearing ear rings.