Sunday, April 18, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find of the Week: Butterfly Body Art


When I first got my driver's license, my parents would let me borrow their Volvo if I agreed to take my little brothers to school in the morning. I needed that Volvo in order to drive up and down Main Street blasting my Fatboy Slim tape, so of course every morning I dutifully drove my brothers to school.

One day I was hustling everybody out the door when I noticed my youngest brother Bob had locked himself in the bathroom.

"Get out of there, Bob, we've gotta go!" I yelled.

"Umm, I can't," he whimpered back.

I walked over and knocked on the door. "What's wrong?"

He opened the door a crack and peeked through. "I drew penises all over my hand."

He held out his hand and sure enough, the kid had had a Superbad moment and made 6 or 7 very obvious renderings of the male anatomy on his hand and forearm. With a permanent marker.

I put his hand under the faucet and tried to scrub them off, but they wouldn't budge. We were running late. I had a test. "You know what?" I said, "They're hardly noticeable! I think we should just go."

"But what will the other kids say?"

"Just tell 'em they're butterflies."

10 comments:

Apocalypstick said...

Yup. That right there is my future son-in-law.

lisa said...

Hahaha butterflies! That was an inspired save. Did the people at school believe him?

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

Best sister ever.

Giselle said...

omg you're too funny..and your bro is too...why did he draw so many penises on his arm anyway? haha. i would've just told him to wear a sweater!

Renée T. Bouchard said...

LOL!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I was wondering if the story was going to relate at all to the etsy find...
Adorable socks!!

JessieB said...

That's hilarious! For future reference, Brother Bob, rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover will usually take those sorts of things off!

Sal said...

Oh, to unlock the inner workings of the young male mind. What was he THINKING?

M said...

I just found your blog (yesterday) and am obviously trying to make up for lost time by reading through previous months of entries. Anyways, love what I'm reading, but I literally just spilled my lunch when i got to what your brother said...just didn't see that coming while reading an entry about cute tattoo stockings. Thank you for a great laugh, and I look forward to many more i'm sure!

enterrement de vie de jeune fille said...

Je souhaiterai en trouver, elles sont top.

Lilou

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