Ear piercings in babies is one of those hot topics that people are either for or against, and in this instance those two kinds of people happen to be married to each other.
A new dad has shared that his wife took his daughter to get her ears pierced without telling him, and he’s not very happy about it at all.
He shared, “My wife and I have a two month old daughter, Alicia. We’ve been having the piercing debate since before she was born.”
In some cultures, particularly Spain or Latin America, it’s very common to pierce a baby’s ears within a few days or even months of being born. The new dad shared that his is common in his wife’s culture too, “She comes from a culture where it’s the normal thing, but I’m just not comfortable with a painful process like that and would prefer to wait until she’s older so she can choose whether to go through that for herself.”
While the new dad went out, his wife spent the day with his family and returned with some new baby bling, “While we still hadn’t made a decision, my wife went for a day with her family with the baby while I had a few things I needed to sort out. When I got home the first thing I noticed was that Alicia had a pair of gold studs.”
The frustrated father spoke up, “I demanded to know what had happened and she said they decided to “make a day of it” and just get them done. I felt pure rage and immediately removed the earrings and threw them away. This enraged my wife and she said removing them was totally disrespectful.”
After pulling out the earrings from his 2-month-old, the couple’s relationship got a little bit rocky, “She slept in the spare room last night and isn’t speaking to me at all.”
The new dad is standing his ground though, adamant he did the right thing, “As far as I’m concerned I did the right thing. She got them pierced without asking me (or more importantly, ASKING ALICIA), so I took them out, because our baby doesn’t need bits of metal sticking out of her ears.”
Did he go too far? Or was it wrong to get them pierced in the first place?