How is it that after 21 years, I still have major issues with my ear piercings? If I leave my earrings out for more than a day, they will close up. And it’s not uncommon for me to develop minor little infections if I’m not EXTREMELY careful with the quality of the earrings I’m wearing.
This is why I don’t have anything else on my body pierced. This is also why I will not even entertain the idea of piercing Briony’s ears until she is significantly older. Yesterday, I had to mostly repierce one of my ears for the BAZILLIONTH time (and go back to studs for the rest of the summer, apparently). It was horrible awful no good very bad yucky. And it caused me to remember all the other times. And reflect on how very much I hate it. And rage against society for making me feel like I NEED to have pierced ears. And whine to Geoff about it.
It’s done. But I know it’s just a matter of time before I get to do it all over again.
Am I the only grown woman who deals with the same piercing issues as small children?