Sunday night. Six PM. I find out Rainbow Man is having a "dress like a Rock Star" day at school on Monday.
Shit, fuck and Oh Hell No!
It would not be that big of an issues except I forgot about every. single. other Dress Like a Blankety-Blank this year. So I was determined to have my son as rockstarish as possible.
I used Google Image, and soon realized that rock stars have weird hair, black clothes, tattoos, a cool guitar and drugs.
We dressed the kid in a black tank top and ripped black jeans. We let him pick from the box of 1200 temporary tattoos we have (thats no exaggeration, we buy them bulk at costco) He picked a funky ass blue spider for the shoulder of one arm and a skull and crossbones for the other. Neither tat was over 1.5 inches square. With a bit of cardboard box and paint, I made him a guitar. (See my coffee propping it up? Coffee makes everything good!)
Kid was set for a great day!
He came home a pretty damn happy kid. Showing off his new tattoos to the boys next door, letting them touch his guitar but not play it. (Has no strings. Apparently mommy forgot them. What does he think I am? A fucking miracle worker??!)
Of course the inevitable happened.
Rainbow Man came in crying becuase the mother of the boys next door dragged her kids away from my "bad influence" of a child. Later, one of the boys snuck over and told RM that since he has tattoos and a rock guitar and listens to rocking-roller music, he is not a good person and - surprise surprise - is going to Hell!
I tried to explain that some people are just closed minded and that his tattoos are temporary and do not make him bad. After all. I have tattoos, Am I bad? Is daddy? And the music. What does music matter, as long as you have love, not hate inside of you?
I hate that his sweet ass day at school, his pride in himself - and yes - his momma, was ruined by some overly preachy bible up their ass brats.
Painting: Stage one is complete.
Unfortunately there is burgundy paint on walls, roof, window trim, floorboard and uh.. a wee bit on the carpet.
But thats ok! I can fix it!