A man walked in and Aubrey pointed to his ankle and we had the following conversation:
- Aubrey: Mama, what's that?
- Mama: Those are the man's shorts
- Aubrey: No, Mama, what's THAT (pointing again)?
- Mama: Oh, sorry honey, those are the man's socks and shoes.
- Aubrey (at this point if she knew how to roll her eyes she would have): NO, Mama, what's THAT, on the man's ankle?
- Mama: That is paint.
- Aubrey: Why did he paint his leg?
- Mama: Do you want a lollipop?
I have no idea how to address these types of questions from my daughter. It is becoming harder to distract her with shiney objects when she sees or hears something I want to pretend doesn't exist in the world she is growing up in.
Before I get yelled at from friends and family: I am not saying there is anything WRONG with tattoos... I just don't know if I need to have that conversation with my daughter before she turns 3!