The washable marker tattoo was totally expected, considering the artistic nature of my first born. The pirate theme, however, did catch me a bit off guard!
(she may have been influenced by this awesome book that we own: The Pirate Girl’s Treasure: An Origami Adventure)
On a related note: on our way to church this evening we passed a tattoo parlor and Catherine remarked, “I think that is a place where you can get tattoos painted on your skin. I think I want one- a unicorn on my arm, but right now I am using the best eczema treatment so I have to wait a bit.” I thought it a fitting time to explain some of the more technical bits of getting a tattoo and she changed her tune thusly, “um, I think I’ll stick to marker tattoos for now. And maybe even when I’m an adult!”