Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordy Wednesday #37: Piercing

She's always been sensitive to touch. Amazingly, it took us a very long time to figure it out. Oh, so that's why she didn't like to wear shoes. Oh, so that's why she liked to run around naked...at 2, at 3, at 4. Oh, so that's why she always wanted to wear the same two shirts -- worn-through, old pajama tops of Eldest's -- for years. Oh, that's why she didn't like her hair brushed. Oh, that's why she wouldn't dance on stage when wearing that horribly itchy costume.

Sure, it made sense in retrospect. In the moment, though, it made for some mighty frustrations until we just learned to live in peace with what she wanted to have on or about her. We accommodated those needs of hers. And they were needs, not whimsical desires.

So imagine my surprise when she broached the subject of piercing her ears. No!?! Really?!!

Piercing
Yeah, really.

13 comments:

Tricia said...

I can only imagine the frustrations until you were able to make peace. It's so hard sometimes to figure "it" out and once we do, it's like a really wonderful gift.

I still remember getting my ears pierced. Apparently they now use two guns, simultaneously.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh Lord, I still vividly recall my ear piercing (and subsequent fainting). She is just so beautiful P.

~*sis*~ said...

hard to figure it all out....itchy scratchy yet very pretty :)

Giggles said...

Seems like you have one marching to a different drummer, just embrace it! She may be an artist in the making. My daughter wouldn't wear jeans until grade three...she still won't wear anything uncomfortable and she turned out lovely! I on the other hand would suffer to look pretty...but I have taken a few notes from her! Now I put comfort first!

Make the ear piercing an event, have lunch and make it a bonding moment!! Enjoy!

Hugs Giggles

Janet said...

We were fortunate that my sister-in-law knew of the book "Raising Your Spirited Child." The Mountain Man and I were BOTH sensitive to fabrics and things as children, so we were prepared for at least some sensitivity in our kids. I still can't wear "itchy" clothes. But I got my ears pierced several times. Something about it being a one shot deal. (Ew. Sorry about the pun.)
She's a beautiful girl.

Kelly O said...

Ear piercing! Such a big girl. And so gorgeous.

My daughter is sensitive to fabrics and itching, too, and always takes her clothes off almost as soon as she comes home.

CP said...

Gorgeous!

BTW- Gap Kids has some really cute t-shirts with retro prints on them right now that are on sale really cheap. My 10 yr old has one and the t-shirts are so incredibly soft and non-itchy or scratchy. I think hers is blue-green and has a print of Mr. Trouble or something on it.

Momisodes said...

Aww, she is beautiful!
My 3yr old daughter also prefers the nakedness and comfy clothes.

I'm curious if she'll ever want her ears pierced like your daughter.

All Rileyed Up said...

Your daughter is really pretty. Beautiful smile. Yea for earrings! I haven't done that yet with my daughter - I figured I'd wait until she asked.

D... said...

A rite of passage! Very, very lovely - ears and all!

Kim/2 Kids said...

OMG, she sounds like my 12yo daughter. She didn't wear socks or underwear until she was about 10. She did her homework naked until two years ago. She also got her ears pierced about 6 months ago. She had massive anxiety but lived through it and is very proud of herself now.

Mayberry said...

She is adorable!

Sian said...

Rite of passage is true I think. Rose still has a long wait ahead of her until she is twelve and I will allow her to have hers done.

But I was five when I had my ears pierced shhhhh! :o)

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