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Take a Pill and Get a Tattoo

Princess is my youngest child. She earned her nickname by years of carefully manipulating four siblings and two parents into always giving her her way. On those rare occasions when she wasn’t getting what she wanted, she punished us in wily and unexpected ways. She knew better than to exhibit brat behavior, I have ammunition to combat that. She kicked our butts with wit and humour. Yesterday she completely lost her mind and got a tattoo. Not just any tattoo, chinese symbols and flowers that cover her whole back. She thinks the figures say “strength”, I think it would be funny if the tattooist made them wrong and they say “punch me” or something. I know it’s old fashioned to think tattoos are icky on girls. I can’t help it, I just keep thinking what permanent changes to a body will start to look like as that body gets older. I should just shut up, my natural mother thought pierced ears looked cheap and weren’t for “nice” girls. Times change, fashion changes….

I spent most of the day toting grandgirls mom, the three year old and the baby (who’s up to a whopping 6 pounds) around on errands. At one point, Juliette had said my name so many times my ears were bleeding and I had no choice but to tell her that if she wasn’t quiet for 5 minutes I was going to rip her head off and use it as a soccer ball. Lucky for me, my grandgirls already know I’m insane. Her answer “Oh Nana! That would be wery, wery messy!”

October 11, 2006 at 4:03 pm 24 comments

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