Parents, there is a fun little quiz over on MSNBC. At what age will you allow your daughters to get their ears pierced? Good thing I never had a little girl, I guessed, because from what I’ve seen little girls are getting their ears pierced at far younger ages than I would approve. My sisters and I weren’t allowed to pierce our ears when we were living at home and ultimately I was 30-something before I did it. I was a devout coward about it, but earrings for pierced ears are so much prettier and lighter weight.
Update, March 15, 2012: My granddaughter, who turned 6 last month, just got her ears pierced. Apparently it was a mutual mother-daughter decision. Little sparkly pink zircons, or something similar. Pretty, but I might have chosen something smaller if it had been available. Mom was careful to get the more expensive non-allergenic posts.