As a mother you get to hear tons and tons of opinions from other mothers, older mothers, non-mothers, and everyone really on how you should raise your child, what you should give them and not give them, and – boah – most of the time you just have to bite your tongue. I am very open to discuss ideas or to hear things that are based on actual facts, and maybe discuss around that – BUT there are two things that I’m just sort of tired of hearing by now.
1) Question: “Why don’t you pierce your daughter’s ears?” Answer: Why on earth should I? For what reason? For myself, because it’s ‘pretty?’ I should go and get my daughter’s ears pierced – which I assume isn’t very comfortable – because….. why? Give me one valid reason, please..
Also, I really have nothing against mothers that do pierce their daughter’s ears when they’re only months old because just the way that I don’t want to, there are those who want to, and my mother pierced my ears when I was only 2 months old… But no, really. There is absolutely no reason to stress such a “beauty/look” thingy. Our daughter can pierce her ears the day she says that she wants to. Why stress such an unnecessary thing? If it’s for the sake of showing people that “she’s a girl”, I’ll let all the pink and ribbons speak… If it’s for the sake of “healing faster”, then I’m sure that our daughter, at the age of 8 or 10 (or whenever the time will be), will be excited and thrilled enough to take care of her newly pierced ears and they’ll heal just fine then, too..
2) Question: “Why don’t you shave off your daughter’s hair so that it gets thicker?” Answer: Let me see.. We have about.. 26 days left of 2016. 2016!!!!!! By what year will people actually understand that this is a myth?!