Monday, August 17, 2009

So Says Sharpie

We’ve just returned from the lovely wedding of our Surfer friends (theirs was the Logistically Challenging one), and I’m not quite ready to recount the tale of rental cars, planes, ferries, rowboat, and pleasant breezy walks, so I will instead direct you to my Silicon Valley Moms Blog post, Tattoos for the Pre-K Set, which discusses how one tags children to help them not get hopelessly lost at the beach or county fair.

I made what I thought was a joke – to write my cell phone number on the child’s body with a Sharpie permanent marker – and promptly received a few comments that Sharpies were the perfect solution! Fearing ink poisoning for some poor blogger’s kids, I dutifully went to the Sharpie website to find whatever warnings they might have so that I could pass them along . . . and I found that they claim a “certified non-toxic formula” for the ink.

So I guess, sure. I’m not planning to write on the boys anytime soon, but there doesn’t seem to be a reason why you can’t.

3 comments:

mayberry said...

That was actually on ParentHacks and got quite a lot of play there! So great minds think alike. Even if some of them are kidding.

appleseed said...

It's very funny that you happened to post this today...I'm just sayin'...

Desiree said...

That is funny, and not a bad idea actually! I actually called a pet tag company and ordered blue star tags for Andrew with our cell phone numbers on them and attach them to his shoes when we go places like Disneyland, etc!