It all began when Megan's little friend Anna got her ears pierced.
Instantly, having unpierced ears was totally "uncool." (in the world according to Megan)
Hmmmmmm . . . what is the proper parental decision???????
Option 1 - Ask her if Anna Cox jumped off the Brooklyn bridge, would she?????
Nah. Megan's never been to Brooklyn and wouldn't know what I was taking about.
Option 2 - Try to scare her out of the idea by telling her how badly it will hurt.
Too bad it was unsuccessful.
I guess my three-year-old would rather be in pain than "uncool."
I really didn't expect peer pressure to be this intense at three!
I really hope Anna Cox doesn't get a tattoo next. Then we'll really be in trouble.
Option 3 - Just cave in (after days of begging) and agree to take her.
O.K. Sounds like a plan.
(I hope you're not reading this blog for parenting advice.)
So, we were off to the mall . . .
Aunt Katie and Nana to joined us for moral support.
My heart was breaking because I knew she had no idea what was coming, despite my dire warnings of pain and gore.
One last photo of her naked ears.
She only cried for about a minute until she looked in the mirror and saw her adorable pink crystal flower earrings. (I think I cried longer than she did.)
Lesson I could have learned about three-year-old peer pressure . . .
Step up and be the parent. Make a decision and stick to it. Say no. Teach your children how to avoid the temptations of peer pressure and live their own lives.
Like I said, I hope you haven't turned to me for parenting advice.
If I were being graded, here's how it would go . . .
Teaching lessons about resisting peer pressure - F
Looking totally adorable in pink crystal flower earrings - A++