This strategy works for me:
“What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided 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,” Obama said. “And our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel.”
I may steal this.
PS: I will not say a word if/when my adult children decide to get a tattoo. Neither am I criticizing the idea of tattoos: it comes under the broad category of A perfectly reasonable thing/activity/concept, for other people. I am merely exercising my parental rights to nix the idea for my minor children.
I pretty much love this Obama plan for keeping his children from getting tattoos: ow.ly/knJ5c
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) April 24, 2013