My darling Pari,

It’s been a very eventful day today. Full of emotions, heat, humidity, action, fear, sweat, tears and pain. Another major milestone in our lives before you reach your first birthday.

Let me begin with an amazing finding that I came across early morning. In this (almost) one year journey, I have lost the exact same amount of weight from the day you were born as you weigh today. I can’t help myself from laughing whenever I think of this silly coincidence.

As planned ahead, we had your ears pierced before your first birthday. I have been thinking of getting this done from a long time, but something or the other kept me occupied. It was last week that the plan finally fell in place and today my little darling had her ears pierced.

I won’t go into the details of the piercing experience, but there are a few things that deserve a mention. I am mighty impressed with your courage, tolerance and the way you reacted to pain. I can say the same about myself. I had expected myself to go weak when you’ll cry, I had feared breaking down at the sight of seeing you in pain. But, we both managed very well. You are indeed my strength darling, for though my heart cringed at your blood curdling scream, tears refused to roll down.

The funny part of the whole experience was, you were fine in matters of minutes but the lady who actually pierced your ears had to bear the brunt of giving you pain. For you really kicked her hard and held a very tight grip on her fingers, making her get really panicked (though for a fraction of a second, but still) and uncomfortable.

It’s amazing how painful memories generate stories that’ll be joyfully cherished for our lifetimes. I was impressed by the way you actually fought back when subjected to pain, though I had to restrain you from doing so. You teach me wonderful lessons in your sweet little ways, the lessons which I somehow have forgotten in the years of my growing up. It’s time I revise them with you.

As I see you admire yourself and the new hoops in the mirror, am reminded of the times, I used to do the same for I was way older (around 6 years old) when I had my ears pierced.

Have tons of fun and enjoy life with colourful, sparkling trinkets, danglers, hoops, studs and many more in the days to come.

Loads of love and blessings,


The song on my mind: Hoga Tumse Pyara Kaun ~Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai

36 thoughts on “Pierced

  1. Poor lady who got kicked πŸ˜€

    I loved, loved, loved the way you put together this wish – Have tons of fun and enjoy life with colourful, sparkling trinkets, danglers, hoops, studs and many more in the days to come Cute πŸ™‚


  2. Wow..Pari’s ear got pierced…good that u got it done b4 her b’day…she wd look cute on that day na!!!

    I admit it is a hard experience….. LOl on kicking that lady!!!

    U got it done by gun-shot method?? …and u mentioned hoopes…do u mean rings or studs???
    P.S I found ur finding about ur weight quite unique!!! πŸ˜€


    1. I meant the ring. I had been wanting to get this done earlier but finally managed it now πŸ™‚
      I too find the weight loss finding pretty unique πŸ˜€


  3. Ear piercing, an experience in itself for the mom. Pari won’t even remember it. What do they use now, I think guns instead of the traditional method?


  4. Aww this was such a touching post Me. I can see you looking at Pari from a distance as you write this feeling proud of her. And you need to be…. she is an amazing child, very adorable and inspiring too.

    From my own personal experience I strongly believe that children understand everything. And sometimes they act as angels/ messengers telling us things God wants us to know.

    Sending loads of love to Pari…


    1. I agree PT, kids do understand everything whether they express it or not. That realization adds to the responsibility of being a parent manifold.
      Love and hugs dear:)


  5. Awww…cho cute:)
    I had bit the uncle’s hand when my dad took me for piercing:P
    Me and my Dad still laugh at it:) Yes these are the moments to be trasured…and Pari will be so delighted to read each of the letters you write to her.

    She will understand the pain, the hurt and she will LOVE you more and respect you tons Era for this. Hats off to you…, the way you are trying to focus on the small little blessings:)

    Take care
    A big hug to you and Muahhhh to Pari. Hope her ear is not hurting her anymore.



  6. wow so now the little pari has earrings on her πŸ™‚ congrats!

    We pierced chirpy’s ears on the 12th day from her birth…it was such a peaceful experience…she was tight asleep and she didn’t feel much about the whole process..was easy for us too πŸ™‚


    1. Wow! 12th day was really early, but I totally understand it was best for little Chirpy πŸ˜€
      I too wanted something as early as that, just got caught up in a few personal issues 😦
      Thank you dear πŸ˜€


  7. Awwww, this is such a sweet post, ME. πŸ™‚

    Especially loved these lines:

    “Have tons of fun and enjoy life with colourful, sparkling trinkets, danglers, hoops, studs and many more in the days to come.”

    Good wishes to you and Pari on this milestone. πŸ™‚

    PS: That is a very sweet coincidence indeed – the one that you have mentioned in the beginning of your post.


  8. Awww! give big big wala hugs to my darling baby πŸ™‚

    What a super milestone…

    We got R’s done on her 28th day πŸ™‚ it was pretty heart breaking for me..she didnt even bother except for a second πŸ™‚


    1. Wow! 28th day must have been so good for little R and she must have forgotten about it all in no time πŸ™‚
      Though Pari too was done with it soon, but it sure took longer πŸ™‚
      Tight hugs from Pari πŸ˜€


  9. Thats a big milestone, Pari dear..:) I am so glad you showed courage and made the piercing aunty uncomfortable πŸ™‚ Kudos to your darling and the super mom you have got πŸ˜€


  10. That song is one of my all-time favs BTW! πŸ™‚

    Hahah Pari is definitely a fighter… the way I see it, you don’t need to worry too much about her! πŸ˜€


  11. Bikramjit Singh Mann

    πŸ™‚ it is coming nearer the little ones birthday …

    that is a lovely beautiful songggggggggggggggggggg


  12. Wow! That is a big milestone πŸ™‚
    I sense a very proud mommy writing this post πŸ™‚
    Little girls with ears pierced look so so cute, hai na? πŸ™‚ Big tight hugs to the brave little girl from me πŸ™‚


  13. Awww… I remembered my niece when she had those li’l gold ring for the first time…. πŸ™‚ We call them Dool in marathi… I still have mine… πŸ™‚ they are like gold tear drops with a li’l red stone…


    1. I too have my first earrings…they were actually my mum’s first and my grandmum’s first earrings too….but were a little big to be Pari’s first πŸ™‚


  14. Pari is indeed a sweetheart, tight hugs to her from me. Did you take a picture with those cute earrings, if so send it across. Would love to see those little years and earrings πŸ™‚


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