Sometimes I pick up something for $.25 just because it brings back memories. When I was young I had pierced ears. Think I got them pierced my freshmen year. Small dot-sized earrings were popular. The best way to keep them was in a heavy metal, shaped earring holder like the one above. We didn’t have this one exactly, but I can see my gold with diamond studs in it.
I have not had pierced ears since 1999. How do I know that? When I was pregnant with my second son, piercings started bothering me. Wearing earrings bothered me, so I stopped wearing them. By the time JV was born, and I thought about wearing earrings again, probably sometime after he was 6 months old, my holes had grown closed. What? 15 years or so, and they grew closed.
Why don’t I go get them pierced again? I am chicken. The thought of punching a hole into my body, scares me. I know it wouldn’t really hurt, but the thought does me in. It was never a problem when I had long hair, because you really couldn’t see my ears. Now that I have short hair I have started thinking about piercing my ears again. If I can get past the thought of creating a hole in my body, I will do it. Promise I will let you know because I know the fact that I can’t pierce my ears will keep you awake at night.
So do you remember earring holders like the turtle above? Did you have one?