One of the organizers of a moms' group that I'm in sent out the following e-mail this morning. It was in the same format as the usual event announcements that we regularly get:
Announcing a new event for The Northland Kansas City Stay At Home Moms Meetup Group!
What: Illustrated Man Tattoo Studio
When: Saturday, April 1, 11:00 PM
Event fee: $41.60 per person
Event Description: OK all you wild childs and hot mamas, here's your chance to make a memory that will last! We are receiving a group discount for a tattoo of your choice, up to 3", with up to four colors. Do you have a favorite cartoon character? How about a favorite bug or flower? Are you worried about losing your baby at the mall? Here's your chance to permanently place identifying information on your baby. This is a fantastic deal at $41.06 per tattoo adult, and $20.06 per child under age 3. Please register your child when you sign up, and let us know the design you plan on using so there won't be any duplicates!
Contact info: Ima Kiddinga or April Phools 555-PHUN
Now if World's Cutest Baby could get a tattoo, what would it be? A yellow rubber duckie? A heart that says "Mom"? Any suggestions?
I'm adding on to this post, because I've gotten some irate e-mails from people who didn't read down to the part that revealed this was, um, an April Fools' Day joke. So if you're about to fire off an irate e-mail wondering how a baby would get a tattoo, re-read it until the end. OK. Much better now. Heh.