Steve just returned from a LONG week away on business. Amsterdam, Romania, Turkey...I don't know how he does it. I'd be a wreck on all those planes...although they put him up in first class all the time so maybe it's not all that bad. No, I'd still be a wreck. I HATE flying...the whole time I'm up there I'm thinking about dying. And what will happen to my kids. It's horrible. Don't ever fly with me. Anyway, we're so happy he's home.
So the other day while up shopping with my good friend Kerry...(you met her yesterday)...the girls wanted to go in to Claire's boutique. Hannah bought a chair for her cellphone. Yes, you heard me right. Apparently her cellphone is tired and needs to rest. I am not too psyched that she has a cellphone in the first place...Santa brought it for Christmas. Don't look at me.
So, we're in Claire's and I notice a baby (about Griffy's age, maybe a few months younger..6 months or so). She's sitting on her dad's lap and just as I look at her she is getting her little tiny baby ears pierced. It was everything I could do to not run over there and scream at the parents. The baby was crying so hard and I just lost it inside. Why would they intentionally hurt this little baby just to make her look cute? (Personally, I don't think it looks cute)...Anyway, I had to leave because I was so upset that I thought I might really say something.
The whole way home in the car I couldn't stop thinking about this little baby and how hurt her little ears must be feeling. That night, while nursing Griffy to bed...still thinking about this baby. Not understanding why parents pierce little babies ears. I know it's a cultural thing with some people...still..it hurts them, so why do it? And then I thought of something. I thought that I did the same thing. I had all 3 of my boys circumsised. I didn't have it done for a religious reason. We just did it. And isn't that kind of the same thing as the parents piercing the little girls ears? I don't know...maybe if I was holding my baby while he was being circumcised I wouldn't have let them do it.