If I'm being honest, when I first heard the news that Chanel was born, I thought it was a creative fashion campaign. Then I realized no, it was a human being. I guess I've been living under a rock, because I realized it was the daughter of Coco and Ice-T, names that make me think of beverages, not people.
I guess Coco announced she got Chanel's ears pierced, and the Internet got mean. You can read the story here.
Well, Natalie's ears were pierced at one. No, she did not give us permission, which is why some of the commenters were getting so upset. But her ears wouldn't BE here without me, so I felt like I could pierce them if I wanted to. I carried her. I nursed her. I pierced her ears. If this irritates people, well, remember she's not yours. You weren't the one wondering if she'd EVER use her crib. You weren't the one who dealt with a disgusting poop explosion at Target. Multiple times. You weren't the one whose nipples she liked to chew on.
Unless a mother asks you for your opinion, keep your rude thoughts to rants with your friends. Or, you know, vaguebook it.
Natalie was NOT traumatized when she got her ears pierced. She yelped for a second and then was back to chewing on my nipples. She's NOT upset that her ears are pierced now that she's older. She loves her earrings.
My Mom got my ears pierced when I was about three. It did NOT go well. I did not want her around my ears so they eventually closed up. Do I resent her? Um, no. Because I have a life. Am I like, "She put holes in MY ears?" Um, no. Because I have a life.
So seriously. People who feel the need to be cruel because of what THEY believe? Stop it. This parenthood thing is hard enough as it is. Focus on the people YOU are raising.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to purchase some more earrings for my daughter.