Golden Keyboard Award #6

Thanks to everyone for the great comments on little girls and ear piercing! In case you’re interested in the way my family does it, I had my girls’ ears pierced when they were 5, 3 and 2-1/2 years old– after each of them requested it. Haven’t done the baby yet, but probably will sometime during her preschool years or later.. whenever she seems interested. I use safety back high quality earrings and haven’t had any trouble with infections.

Having said all that, I’m giving the Golden Keyboard this week to Lauren, of Defying labels, gravity, and sleep deprivation. She had some really thoughtful things to say about her experiences with piercing. Congrats to Lauren, and go check her out!


  1. Wow, those were some very insightful comments. I wasn't allowed to have my ears pierced until age 13 as an adolescent "rite of passage", which honestly, I figured I'd do with my daughter. After reading your readers' input, I'm inclined to move that age up a little. I appreciate the thoughts.

  2. I loved Lauren's comments on your topic.

    A big break from last weeks discussion on immigration, eh? 😉

  3. I was out of town much of the weekend, and finally back to reading blogs, so I missed your Opinion Topic.
    Those were some great Comment entries! I don't know how you choose the Award so nicely.

    I got my ears pierced the day after my 18th birthday. My mother always said "If God wanted holes in your ears, He would have put them there!" and so never signed any consent forms.
    However, I never liked clip-on/pinching earrings, and wanted to be able to have some nice gold jewelry.

    I might add that, in spite of great attention to medical standards, my left ear got a terrible infection and had to be re-done in about a month.
    The Pain, oh my.
    Never should be expected for a small child to endure, so I would never have a child's ears pierced until they were ready to take on responsibility.

    What was interesting was a month later, my grandma saw all the nice little studs I was stock-piling for when I would be allowed to change them, so she went and got Her ears pierced sometime in her mid-70s!
    Goes to show that family traditions can go backwards.

  4. we got our 5 year old's ears pierced before Christmas….one of the earings just keeps falling out! I had to go get it re-pierced 3 weeks after getting it done originally and then a month ago I had to re-pierce the back…then it fell out again (same one still) and I couldn't find another real gold earing fast enough cuz 2 days later it was completely healed over AGAIN!! like are the piercing god's mad at me???? poor thing now only has 1 earing….I have to wait til the other one is healed more then take her back and get it re-done hopefully for the last time!