So, here’s the thing: I think I’m a cool mom.
I pretty much let Angeline do whatever she wants, because in her 15 years on this earth, she hasn’t ever really asked me to do anything that I felt was inappropriate or didn’t want her to do. She goes to the mall with friends, goes to the movies with friends, does sleepovers, etc.
Since she was about 12, she has been asking us to let her get a third piercing in her ears. We have been telling her that she has to wait until she is older. She had two earring holes by the time she was 12, isn’t that enough? Sheesh! If she gets all of these piercings now, what is she going to do when she turns 18 and wants to rebel against us?
A few weeks ago, she came to me after school one day and said that she needed to talk to me. She pulled her hair to the side and lo and behold, she had a freaking earring sticking out of her ear that was not there before!
She had given herself a new earring hole with a safety pin one evening and started feeling guilty about it, so she came to tell me. She didn’t want us to find out and then her get in trouble. (See what a good kid she is?)
I wasn’t sure how to handle it. It looked pretty clean and she had been caring for it, so it wasn’t infected. But the point was, we didn’t want her to have a third piercing and she did it behind our backs.
Chris and I agreed that it had to come out, but we didn’t punish her for doing it, since she was honest and confessed.
It’s not like I don’t let Angeline do crazy things every now and then. Remember that time I took her on a cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines for Spring Break?
I let her get a tattoo on the cruise! That’s right, I let my teenager get a tattoo – even if was only temporary…
Henna and airbrushed tattoos still count as tattoos, right?
They totally count as far as I am concerned because they are not cheap.
Angeline thought it was the coolest thing ever, getting that airbrushed tattoo! She got a little scorpion but I can’t seem to find the picture of her showing it off. I’ve deleted many of my photos from the cruise already, it makes me so sad that I can’t find it!
Hopefully that was enough excitement for her to keep her satisfied with that whole tattoo thing until she’s out of high school…
I think I am a cool mom, despite the lack of piercings.
But even if I’m not a cool mom, I don’t care. I just want to be a good mom.
And I’ve totally nailed that already!