Today Miss Frugal is going to get her ears pierced. Possibly.
I’m happy for her to get them done, after all, I had mine done when I was younger than her but we’ve been away the last week and we’d decided that today was going to be the day as I want her to have had them in for as long as possible before she goes back to school in September.
But she’s woken up today and can’t decide if she really does want them doing, so we’ll have to see what happens.
One person who very definitely does want pierced ears (or rather ear to be more precise) is Master Frugal who is desperate to have his ear done. Partly because a few of his friends have it done and partly because he thinks it looks cool and just wants it doing.
He’s eight, so I don’t have a particular problem with the age side of things and I know that he would be OK with getting it done and looking after it afterwards (or at least letting me look after it for him).
What I really don’t like the idea of is that he’s a boy and I really don’t want him to get it done. But I’m sure I wouldn’t have had an issue if it was Miss Frugal who had asked me when she eight.
Is that sexist and if it is, is it at least for the right reasons?
How do you feel about boys getting the ears pierced – would you let your eight year old get his done or would you put your foot down?