…would put a suction cup on his forehead AFTER it made a similar mark on his chest! No doubt this branding will last for several days. I just couldn’t resist this posting and I apologize to my Facebook and Twitter friends who have already viewed the physical work of art.
Some may say that girls have engaged in suction cup play as well. This is true. My daughter created the exact same masterpiece, unbelievably in the exact same spot, when she was this age. The key difference is after leaving that one mark on her face she never repeated the creative act.
The third eye is the second mark that my boy, Dos here created. The first was on his chest. WHY would you repeat the act? And of all places ON YOUR FACE?
In addition to the child now having a self-created target smack in the middle of his forehead for all of his classmate to slap, hit, or poke, we are going to conduct a little experiment. We are going to see what it may be like for an individual who has a permanent facial birth mark (thank-you Lynn for the idea). Thus, I am parading him and his third eye in the most populated areas I can find…and of course Wal-Mart, the location where all of mother earth gathers. I will post updates but I suspect that other than learning it’s not wise to place a suction cup on your face, my boy will receive valuable insight and empathy for those with permanent markings during his temporary time of branding.
Don’t worry – I won’t emotionally ruin him. I actually prevented emotional ruin by stopping my daughter, who was in route to his forehead with her entire cosmetic ensemble. I had images of foundation running down his face as he sweated profusely during PE class. Somehow I believe that running foundation would damage his social life more than the suction cup hickey.
True to the testosterone surging through his veins, he is owning the mark and wearing it proudly. Yet, I highly doubt that this boy will permit a suction cup (and if I have my way, all future females) to give him a hickey again!