No teething trouble, No weaning trauma, No yearning cries. Just EAR RING Blues.
Anushka had poor luck with her ear piercing the first time- by the achari ( the ear piercer) on her Ayush homam. It was too low on one ear.
A little while ago we got it redone with a gun shot at GRT and she had on nice blue studs.
On day 10 we were to change the ear ring - the way she screamed!! It made us all go soft and weep with her. ( I know it sounds funny now)
A day or so later she managed to pull off one of them. Feeling very cruel some how managed to put in little neem sticks ( grandma's tested method) to avoid infection and until she( and I) was brave enough to put on earrings on her.
She managed well till yesterday. Last evening somehow she kind of snapped the twig on one side and kept fingering her ear and now it has become rather red.
I wish we had done it early when she was 10 days old or so and her hands were not so curious. Or that Anush was not keen on bangs ( bangles) and chains and ting ting tings ( ear-rings)
Know any Indian woman who does not have her ears pierced? Maybe Anush can set a trend. Except the earring industry will have to make more magnetic/ clip on earrings if her interest in jewelry continues.
Seriously, I wonder if it is really worth it.