My daughter will be 18 in May. She asked me about six months ago if she could get her belly button pierced. At first, my initial response was no. I don’t want her looking like a floozy and I don’t want her to do anything permanent to her body. I talked to Hubby and he said he didn’t think it was all that big a deal. It’s not like she wanted to get her face pierced or get a tattoo or something so he said he really didn’t think it was that bad. Upon further thought, I ended up agreeing with him. She can take it out when she gets a little older and you will barely be able to tell it was ever there. So, I told her we’d do it on her 18th birthday. She then informed me that it takes 3 to 12 months to heal. She and her friends are planning a beach trip this summer and she wanted it to be healed by that time so I agreed to ler her get it done in February. After that – I didn’t think about it any more. Whew – glad that was behind us. Perhaps she’d forget.
Fast forward to this past weekend. Daughter informs me that it’s time to go get it done. Huh? I thought we were going to forget about that. We got on the web and did a bunch of research and I made her look at pictures of piercings that had gone horribly wrong – crooked ones, infected ones, ones that had been ejected. I told her it wasn’t too late to change her mind and she could back out at any time. Nope – she was still gung ho.
So, we head downtown on Saturday night and go into this tattoo parlor. KateySue called me while we were there and I told her if she had a million guesses she’d never guess where I was. She agreed – that wasn’t a place she ever thought I would venture. I had already gotten a referral and had researched the place and it was clean and not too weird. $90 later, she has this thing protruding from her body. I don’t love it but it’s not that big a deal. It’s sort of kind of cute. Please keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t get infected and all green and oozing and gross.
Oh, the new season of Survivor started last week. Who’s watching? Thoughts?
Also, Lost came back on (finally!) last week as well. Who’s watching that?