August 10, 2011

We're All Pierced

It took a looooong time, but all four of my girls finally have pierced ears. If you've been reading my blog, then you'll know pierced ears was their reward if they stopped sucking their thumbs. Roo was the first to get pierced, since she never sucked her thumb. By the end of May, I had three girls with pierced ears. And then there was Sue Sue.
She simply didn't want to stop sucking her thumb. When I first suggested pierced ears, she immediately stopped sucking her thumb during the day. But the night was a different story. She didn't try to stop... she didn't want to stop. Eventually I just stopped pushing the issue. If she didn't want pierced ears, then so be it.
A few weeks ago, I noticed that while she does suck her thumb at night, it's very rare, and only when she's in a deep sleep. Then I noticed that two of her sisters do the same thing... only when they're in a deep sleep. And so, Sue Sue now has pierced ears. 
Looking back, I'm glad all four were pierced at different times. It made the cleaning process a lot easier. Knock on wood, we haven't had any issues with infections and all four have been really good at reminding me to clean their piercings. Now if I could just find an incentive to get them to clean up their toys every night....

6 comments:

MaryAnne said...

Congratulations!

If you do find the magic cleaning incentive, please let me know!

Stephanie Barr said...

Good for your girls.

Lauren said...

Nice!

Holly Ann said...

Awesome!!

Sarah said...

Congrats to all your girls! :) May have to steal this idea in a year as incentive to get Keira to stop sucking her thumb.

Kim said...

I'm THIS CLOSE to following your lead. My twins are having such a hard time stopping the thumb-sucking. The only drawback is that I have already instituted a policy with my older girls that they're not allowed to pierce their ears until they're 13 . . . so, I'm not sure what to do yet.

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