Nutella and I have decided to take the day off, along with Curly, so that we can all do a family activity together. The weather is just so nice that we feel the need to play hooky. Recently, Nutella and I have been discussing getting new tattoos (her second, my fourth). Normally we get tattoos to mark major life events, or some major change within ourselves. Over the past year, that change has obviously been becoming mothers, and we’d like to mark it. At first we were thinking of different motherhood symbols, but then it dawned on us…why don’t we both get a little cupcake tattoo? Since we’ve always referred to Curly as our “cupcake”, it will always mean something to us and should be pretty cute as well.

A friend of ours is a tattoo artist that works at a shop downtown. We spoke to her this week to see if she could do the tattoos later today, and she’s happy to do it. We had another request for her though… would she give Curly the same cupcake tattoo? She was a bit hesitant at first, but eventually agreed. She’ll be the only artist in the shop today so she doesn’t have to worry about what her manager will think.

We know some people will think giving a baby a tattoo is cruel, but to them I say, what about ear piercing? People do that to babies all the time…sometimes it’s a cultural thing. This is not that much different. It’s such a little tattoo that it should take less than 10 minutes. The only thing we have to strongly consider is placement, since he’s still got a lot of growing to do. Perhaps on his ankle?

And if you’ve read this far and haven’t concluded it for yourself yet…




23 responses to “Ink

  1. I’m such a sucker. You totally had me.


  2. I hope the part about playing hooky was real. πŸ™‚

  3. Oh, and I didn’t fall for it….Little J just had to have blood drawn at his 1 year well baby visit and the needle in his arm for about 10 seconds involved three adults holding him down.

  4. i got it … but only because i read batty nurse’s blog right before yours and she posted about april fool’s day. otherwise, you might have had me — no caffeine yet today!

    i hope the part about playing hooky is real too, that sounds so nice!

  5. You got me. As soon as I read the Miles part I thought “but they seemed like such nice, normal people!” πŸ˜‰

    We had a rough night last night though, so I’m totally blaming it on sleep deprivation. Yeah, yeah, sleep deprivation. That’s it.

  6. I knew it was a joke but only because I’d just read something about April Fool’s before I came here. If not I would have totally been like, OMG! LOL.

    Was the playing hooky part true? ‘Cause I’m doing that today too.

  7. You totally got me. I was so shocked by this decision you all had made! Great April Fool’s Joke!

  8. totally got me πŸ™‚ good job girls

  9. But the cupcake idea for you two is a good one. πŸ™‚

  10. Wow, you got me!

    But, I’ve been seriously thinking about getting another tattoo myself. Wish I had a symbol like the cupcake for my baby!

  11. Omg I love you guys! I was freaking out over here!

  12. Thats is horrible! I was like what the heck has gotten into these two?? You know I was about to send you a screaming email!

    Glad you aren’t nuts and hope you did end up taking the day off… we took the week off! πŸ™‚

    You would think that would give me time to update my very poor excuse for a blog….but no, no, I’ve got babies to chase!

  13. I totally thought you two had lost your minds!

  14. You totally got me! What a good joke!

  15. wishinghopingpraying

    Holy crap you had me going there. That was pretty clever πŸ™‚

  16. you had me for about a second. made me nervous!

  17. I wasn’t fooled a bit. But only because Susanne read it first and said “did you read Nutella and Strawberry’s April Fools Day post?” πŸ˜‰

  18. Next in Line

    You got me! I was picturing a manly Miles trying to explain to his buddy’s why he had a cupcake tattooed on him. Too funny girls!

  19. Oh My Gosh………I’m telling ya whew the Grandmother is me was at war lol. I was thinking no its there baby oh my gosh a cupcake on a baby….That was the best one I’ve heard today!

  20. For a minute I was trying to figure out how I was going to comment on such a post. It took me a minute. Thank god it’s 4/1!

  21. Uh yeah, I fell for it too. My heart dropped–so glad Miles still has pristine baby skin and thanks for the laugh!

  22. LOL… You know what would have been the perfect addition…. a picture of Miles with one of those rub on tattoos!!! They can look real for a little while. Too funny.

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