Each one of my children at one time or another asked me what I would do if they got a tattoo. Understand that I am in the over 50 crowd, and tattoos aren't something that were mainstream for most of my life.
Now, don't get mad at me tat fans, it just isn't my thing. And besides I know that my capricious nature would have me getting a butterfly then wishing I had done a heart, then thinking a Celtic knot would be better, then an inspirational word like LOVE or IMAGINE or DREAM. I like changing things up so I think you get the picture. I would eventually run out of skin.
So getting back to my kids' question. I am a big believer in reverse psychology (and bribes), so I didn't want to scream "No way", "Over my dead body" or "I FOOOOOOOORBID you!". Instead, I said that would be great as long as it says
I LOVE MOM
Since the older three brothers are quite busy at the moment, I thought I would be a really nice mom and come up with some designs for them.
This would look good on Drew's back.
How about this on the green beret's shoulder?
And I think Teddy should have this proudly emblazoned on his chest.
Maybe I am starting to warm up to the idea of my kids and tattoos.