D.L. Mayfield

living in the upside-down kingdom

39.

(a verbatim conversation from earlier today with a toddler)

i want a tattoo.

you can have a tattoo when you are older, when you are 18 years old.

i want a tattoo TODAY.

do you want a tattoo like mommy does? of the tree of life on her arm?

NO. i want a Star Wars tattoo.

that’s why they don’t let 3 year olds get tattoos.

i want a darth maul tattoo. i want his face. would that be a good tattoo?

i don’t think so. i don’t think anybody wants to look at his scary face all the time.

i think he was mean when he was a baby.

you do?

i think darth maul was a mean baby. i think he punched the other babies when he was a baby.

laughter

MOM.

sorry sorry i know it’s not funny.

no it is funny. i think it will be a really good tattoo.

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