This is Part 2 of a series of entries, so here is where to start.
I just sent my dad the following text message:
For my 16th birthday, I want to get a nose stud. It wouldn’t be for two months but I didn’t want to do it without asking your permission first so can I please? We can talk more about it tomorrow on the phone, I just can’t be super distracted right now, I’m working on homework.
So basically, the can of worms has been opened. I can’t take it back now. He knows. HE KNOWS! To be honest, that last part of the text was a lie. I had JUST finished my homework right before sending it. I just am terrified of talking to him about it. I don’t want him to get mad. I don’t want him to tell me I can’t get the piercing. On second though, maybe I shouldn’t have included he fact that I was asking for it. It should have been more of a statement. Like, “Sooo by the way I’m getting my nose pierced for my 16th birthday. Just to let ya know. Bye.” He probably wouldn’t have appreciated that though.
I’m terrified of my dad. Not that he’s mean at all. But before EVERYTHING I do or before I post a status, I always think of what he’d say. And I change my mind then. I guess that’s not too terrible of a thing. Thinking twice about what you do or say. But I do not like it.
The thing is, I’m just simply not a bad kid. I don’t like going behind people’s backs. I’m pretty responsible. I am not a very spontaneous person; I like to think about everything before I do something. And a nose piercing isn’t BAD. Plus, it’s ultimately up to me what I want done to myself. My friend Krystine has a reasonably sound theory. She believes that the older generation for the most part doesn’t understand piercings. They think it looks ugly. Well, this makes tremendous sense to me, so I’m going with that.
I just REALLY hope he lets me get the nose stud. Because if he doesn’t let me…I’m going to go against what he says and get it anyway. That will be the first “major” act of defiance. But honestly, I’m not too worried. You can only get so upset about something that has no connection whatsoever to you. Like ME getting a nose piercing in MY nose.