It’s something a lot of parents dread: a child tattooing their beautiful skin.
No amount of threatening works, trust me. I was a stupid teen who got tattooed once in spite of, or perhaps because of, my my mom’s specific instructions otherwise.
Doing exactly the opposite of what their parents tell them—isn’t that the first paragraph in the job description for teenagers?
And yet, President Barack Obama has revealed the strategy he and the First Lady will employ to keep Sasha and Malia from getting inked.
As Yahoo reports, he told NBC’s Today Show, “What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decide you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place, and we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.’”
Brilliant. A family tattoo. Definitely sucks the cool right out of any ink the girls might want to get if they have to consider mom and dad sporting a twinner tat.
“Our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel.”
The president also mentioned that he understood what his wife meant earlier this month when she slipped up and called herself a “single mother.”
“I tend to cut my wife or anybody some slack when it comes to just slips of the tongue, but there’s no doubt that there have been times where Michelle probably felt like a single mom … She definitely, I think, understands the burdens that women in particular tend to feel if they’re both responsible for child rearing and they’re responsible for working at the same time.”
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