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So. Ava's newly pierced ear hole went and got all infected. I suspect the pool is the culprit. So I did what any mother would do... took the earring out, cleaned the ear and put the earring right back in.
This all seems very reasonable, except I had to do all this on a wild, screaming monkey. Ava failed to hear me over her screams that it wasn't going to hurt, like when they were pierced the first time. I SHOWED her with my own earrings and ears, before hand. I'm not new to this whole song and dance. I know how my kid works. If she knows exactly how this will go down she might be on board. but. BUT!
She didn't give a flying shit.
I even let her put my earring through my ear hole so she could see that it doesn't hurt to take it out and put it back in. She thought that was all fine and dandy but there was no way she was going to let me touch her ear.
So I sat on her.
Oh, you had to have seen that coming. Kid won't sit still... sit on 'em. Best advice EVAH!
I easily took her earring out while she screamed like I was slowly cutting her entire ear off. I will admit, the ear was looking might nasty and I'm sure that didn't feel good but I had to get it clean otherwise it was going to get worse and webMD just isn't prepared for that kind of at-home foolishness. Go to the damn doctor already!
Once it was all cleaned up and she finally calmed down, she realized I wasn't trying to murder her. But. I had to put the earring back in... aaaand here we go again. Wouldn't you know that her ear looked normal the next day. Yeah see. Told ya. Beauty is a bitch.