Moms Who Don't Let Their Kids Wear Tattoos Really Need to Lighten Up

Rant 71

temporary tattooYou know those cute little temporary tattoos for kids that come in all sorts of characters, shapes, and themes? The ones where you peel off the back strip, place it on their hand (or wherever) you're applying it, press a wet paper towel on it for 30 seconds and voila -- your kid's face light's up like a Christmas tree?

Yeah, well -- apparently not all moms think they're as harmless, innocent, and fun as I do.

Actually, one mom in particular even called tattoos for kids trashy and immoral. (Immoral?!?)

She's all bent out of shape because her 6-year-old came home from school with Valentine tattoos -- and she's planning on sending the teacher a note to make sure they're never sent home with her kid again.

Um, am I the only one who thinks this mom needs to take a major chill pill? (I mean, lighten up, lady. For real.)

My son is also 6 years old, and like every other kid his age, he loves temporary tattoos. He has ever since he was in preschool, and I've never had a problem letting him wear them whenever he wants, except at school where they aren't allowed.

He thinks they're fun. And cool. And I just can't understand why anyone would have a problem with a little kid wearing something that rubs right off (yes, they do) if it gives them a little bit of happiness. It's not like you're putting anything permanent on your kid's skin, so really, what's the big deal?

Darn. Now I'm a little bummed that I didn't think to send Valentine tattoos in the little treat bags my son and I made up to give to his class. I'll bet he and the rest of the first graders would've gotten such a kick out of putting adorable hearts and cupids all over themselves this weekend.

Do you let your child wear temporary tattoos? Why or why not?

 

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