|Photo by Harmony Nicholas.|
Student: "Ms. Dudley, you have a tattoo?!"
Ms. Kristen-Crayon: "Yes."
Student: "What is it?"
Ms. Kristen-Crayon: "A ship."
Student: "How many do you have?"
Ms. Kristen-Crayon: "One."
Student: "You're lying!"
Ms. Kristen-Crayon: "I wouldn't lie to you."
Student: [Some other tattoo-related question.]
Ms. Kristen-Crayon: "Get back to work."
Still trying to find the balance between sharing personal information and not distracting from the artmaking environment. I don't want to ignore their questions about the tattoo (or anything else)... I'm not ashamed of it or angry they noticed, but I do wonder about the intensity of their intrigue. I know their parents and family members have tattoos! And their teachers have them, too :) And I love how many of them think the tattoo must be new because it's the first time they've seen it. Nope kiddos, I've had it for years at this point! Ah, kid logic. One of my favorite things in the world.