my two sons that still live here at home are going to be having birthdays this week. Christopher, who is 16 will be 17 on Monday. Alexander who is 17 will be 18 on Friday. so for 4 days they will be the same age. ever since they were little, i always make a huge deal out of them being the same age and not twins. its fun and they sometimes act like they get annoyed but deep down i think they really like it. Christopher, my youngest, suddenly wants to get his lip pierced and i of course said no. i explained why and told him i don't want him to ruin his face. what else could i say? i know that alot of kids his age have piercings and tattoos. i did say i would take him to get his ears pierced but absolutely not his mouth. he has been hounding me all week about it. am i being too strict? i thought i was a pretty cool mom most of the time. but right now i dont know if i am doing the right thing. he is a good kid, they both are. but this threw me for a loop. i told him i would pull it out when he was asleep.... or tie him to the bed. he laughed but still wanted it. help.