A momentous event occurred on the island today: we met another set of twins.
Yes, it’s true. In the Pediatrician’s office. Office staff was uberexcited to orchestrate the introduction. Not only were these twins girls, they were born on the EXACT SAME DAY. Freaky deeky, huh? Two plus years on this island without seeing any other twins, they suddenly another set of female twins of the exact same age . I think the volcano goddess had a hand in this…
The twins we met today had pierced ears, like every female baby and tot on this island- except mine. I’m the holdout. I just don’t get the infant ear-piercing thing. It doesn’t seem fair to me to pierce ears on a child too young to make the decision for herself. I always cringe when I see teeny tiny babies with punctured ear lobs. A little voice in me cries why? Maybe I shouldn’t judge. Maybe it’s part of native islander cultural tradition, I don’t know. Maybe it’s just trendy. I certainly don’t have to balls to ask, so I may be pondering for a while. I do remember an island Mom suggesting I get the girls ears pierced in response to my complaining that everyone thought they were boys. A gender identity thing? Is that what it’s about?
What do you think- is it okay to pierce a baby’s ears? How young is too young?