My mom calls me last night and asks if I knew about my sister's foot. I asked which sister & she said my little sister. I assumed she'd hurt her foot somehow (because that girl is always hurt). Not the case.
Apparently a few weeks ago my older sister & her went to get tattoos. Keep in mind my little sis is 18 so legally it's her choice. But my mom is super bent out of shape about this.
I mean threatening to kick my sister out. I'm sure she laid into my sister, too.
My mom says she doesn't like that she wasn't told that makes her most mad. But like I told her, if Aly had asked, Mom would have said no.
Let me just say that my sisters make me look good! Amber (big sis) got her belly button pierced before she moved out of my parents' house & now this tattoo. Ha!
I listened to my mom vent and tried to help cool the situation down. I think she needs to look at the big picture: Alyson is a good kid. She doesn't drink, smoke, or do drugs. She doesn't have sex or go partying. She made decent grades & did well in athletics. Versus my high school experience of boys, partying, and drinking, I think my mom should be happy (or at least not so ticked off) about the tattoo. Like I said, it's not like she came home pregnant.
But it got Big A & I talking. He didn't think this tattoo was a big deal. Then I asked him what would happen if one of our boys came home with earrings. He said that was different because earrings are for girls. Personally, I'd prefer my kids not to get tattoos or piercings, but if they pay for them themselves and take care of them (and are of age to get them themselves), I'd find it hard to be hard on them about it. And I wouldn't pay for it of course either.
So I pose this question to you:
What would you do if your daughter or son came home with pierced ears/eyebrows/nose/tongue/bellybutton or a tattoo?
No big deal or kick em to the curb?