Write our phone number on your arm, in case you get hit by a car
“Mom, may I ride my bike around the block?” my youngest daughter asked.
“Sure, just write our phone number on your arm with a magic marker, in case you get hit by a car.”
She went for a bike ride and when she came back she showed me her arm. She had written on her arm, Call if Hit, and our phone number.
My oldest daughter is flying by herself to California next January for a week. No, actually she will be gone for twelve days. I will write my phone number in permanent ink on both arms. She is going farther than a bike ride around the block, and I don’t want the phone number to wash off.
She will be riding in an airplane sitting beside complete strangers. She will get off the plane by herself and change planes by herself. She will get on another plane and sit beside another complete stranger. She will then get off the plane by herself. Tomorrow morning I will call the tattoo parlor and see how much they charge for a phone number.
Has your child ridden their bike around the block? Have they flown away? Did you write your phone number on their arm?
Please tell me.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.