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Old 04-30-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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get his ears pierced? My 3 yo son wants his ears pierced. He is now officially the only member of our family that doesn't have their ears pierced (although I do not wear earrings) and ever since YDD who is 9 months old got her ears pierced he wants his done. He asks a few times a day and I am actually kinda torn.
We are what I guess would be considered an alternative type of family so tattooes and piercings are things both my husband and I have and I have no problem with guys having their ears pierced (obviously since my husband has his pierced) I guess I just don't know what I am looking for, I just don't know how to handle it. let him get them pierced or don't and make him wait...but until when?

ETA: Keep in mind in this situation both of my girls have their ears pierced. DD1 had hers done at 2 months old and YDD just recently got hers done at 9 months old. DS is the middle child and he is 3.

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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No but then again, we have not allowed our 16 year old to pierce his ears either. I, personally do not care but my husband does so in order to have a united front I have not undermined his decision to not allow piercings or tattoos.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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Yup. I would.

Plain and simple. I don't view things as boys or girls stuffes


Eta - age doesn't make a differance to me.
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I would not but b/c he is three not b/c he is a boy
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Yup. I would.

Plain and simple. I don't view things as boys or girls stuffs.
See that is how I feel so I don't know why I am even torn. I let him go out wearing hair bows and headbands when he asks to. I honestly don't care. I also feel like ear piercings are something that he can choose to not wear earrings if he goes through a phase of not wanting them etc. Piercings aren't like tattoos ya know. I just need to find a place to pierce his ears that will have some less girly earring options.
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I wouldnt, because he is only 3.
But I also would not allow one child to do something and then not allow the other based on sex.
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I would not but b/c he is three not b/c he is a boy
Well his sisters have both had theirs done before they were 3 so that would be a double standard in this situation.
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No I wouldn't. I wouldn't let DD get her ears pierced at 3 either. In general, I wouldn't let a boy but definitely not at that age.
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See that is how I feel so I don't know why I am even torn. I let him go out wearing hair bows and headbands when he asks to. I honestly don't care. I also feel like ear piercings are something that he can choose to not wear earrings if he goes through a phase of not wanting them etc. Piercings aren't like tattoos ya know. I just need to find a place to pierce his ears that will have some less girly earring options.
Take him to a tatto parlor. They should have less girly options. And that is how I feel about earrings too
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I wouldnt, because he is only 3.
But I also would not allow one child to do something and then not allow the other based on sex.
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