Yesterday, we got Mishti's ears pierced. It was tough procedure which ended successfully in midst of the vehement protests from daddy & daughter duo.....daddy's emotional protest & Mishti's physical protest!!!
We went to Gold Souk (a mall which has only jewelers & ornament showrooms) to check out some ring. I had this idea of 'ear piercing' already in the back of my mind and it was pending since our Allahabad visit. So, inquired about the procedure & rate in that particular shop. They told me that it would cost Rs.500/-(My ears were pierced in Rs 10/- !!!) and would use the gun-shot method.
Now, the tough part...explaining & convincing SG. He held his daughter tightly and refused giving 100 excuses. Finally when none of his pleadings worked he tried threatening ....I am not a part of it, OK..If something happens then I will...... blah blah!!!
Me & my sister put up a brave heart and took her inside the shop. Sister held Mishti in her lap and that shop-person 'marked' her ears...Mishti shrugged her shoulders, started wriggling out of her mashu's hold .....SG sat in a corner grumpily. First the right ear was pierced....waaaaaaannnn...Mishti screamed!!! She made the task quite difficult for that person by swaying her head, scratching & hitting her Mashu. By the time other ear was pierced Mishti was wailing & howling her lungs out. For a moment, even I felt guilty of my monstrous decision.I looked at SG and he gave me that look which people generally gave Bindu or any other actors who played the role of step mom torturing kids in yesteryear's Hindi movies!!! By the time we stepped out of mall Mishti was otherwise fine but in a bad mood.
I was skeptical that she would touch or tug her earlobes or those newly fixed studs but she didn't. Ufff...being a parent is emotionally so taxing sometimes!!!!
Check out the small studs & her bad mood !!!