A Banana Tattoo

Grandma Kc wrote this on February 3rd, 2015 24 Replies

No, Amara didn’t get a tattoo! She gave a banana a tattoo!

A couple of weeks ago she was telling me about an idea she saw on Pinterest for tattooing a banana! Yep, Amara has a Pinterest account! Unfortunately, I didn’t have any bananas. This weekend when she slept over I had bananas!

Amara tattooing a banana

I think she had forgotten but when I reminded her, she immediately grabbed her phone so she could check Pinterest, picked out the perfect banana and grabbed a toothpick. She sat down at the table and with each new thing she added she would bring it to me and Grampy to admire. She said the original tattoo artist used a pushpin so I found her a couple of those in different sizes. It was fun to watch her switch tools as she designed! She did all of this while the monkey bread baked and we waited for Mom and Dad to arrive. She couldn’t wait to show them her new art!

Amara scrambling eggs for breakfast

I fried the bacon and Amara asked me if she could be the one to cook the scrambled eggs. She has never done this at my house before – not sure if she has done it at home but she has certainly been watching. They were probably the best scrambled eggs any of us has ever had!

After breakfast Amara got her new camera out to take pictures of her banana art. This meant I had to get my camera out and take pictures of her banana art. Jenna laughed, “The banana has its own paparazzi.”

The tattooed banana and after it was peeled

Amara told me the tattooing wouldn’t do anything to the banana so yesterday I peeled it and she was right! With the exception of some tiny dots where the cat and owl eyes were you couldn’t even tell. I sliced it up and put it in Jell-O for Grampy! Sometimes it is the simplest things that are the most fun.

24 thoughts on “A Banana Tattoo

  1. Launna

    Awe this is so true Kc… it really is the small things that are the most fun and definitely the most important… just spending time together making memories. I love how accessible it is to take quick pictures now and put the memories away for later… Amara is growing up, she is just as sweet as she was when I first started following you xox

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Thank you, Launna. That is so sweet of you to say! It will sure be interesting to see how the teenage years go for all of us! She is growing up so very fast.

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I’ve seen Amara bake and flip pancakes and stuff before but there was something about her standing at the stove and seeming so adept at cooking — I know she is growing up but sometimes it takes me by surprise!

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  2. Joyce

    Over the years, I’ve been impressed with Amara’s multiple talents. She’s athletic, academic, theatrical and artistic. And now we can add “Banana Tattoo Artist” to her resume!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I have to admit that is one of the things I like about Amara most — she is so well rounded. Now if I could just keep her from growing!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Well the artistic part she definitely gets from her Mommy and not from me! But some of the creative side comes from me!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I had never heard of this either and she really did have fun doing it. Now that we know it doesn’t do anything to the banana I think she will be doing it more often.

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  3. Lisa at Grandma's Briefs

    First off, I think it’s AWESOME Amara has a Pinterest account! Secondly, I love how enthusiastically she attacks the activity. It turned out fantastic. So cute!!

    I used to write on my girls’ bananas when they had bananas in their lunch bag. I used a pen. Though from Amara’s artistry, it’s clear I didn’t really need ink for those notes to turn out.

    Cuteβ€”the activity but mostly Amara!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I bet the boys are old enough to tattoo bananas with a toothpick although your Mom might have a nervous breakdown over the idea of them having toothpicks!

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  4. Sandy

    Who ever said we shouldn’t play with our food??? What fun to tattoo a banana! I loved her artwork! I may need to give this a try, myself!! How cool that Amara made scrambled eggs for everyone for breakfast. She’s going to really know her way around the kitchen by the time she’s out on her own. (I want her to stop growing up so fast, too!!) So happy you can spend these ‘ordinary’ times with her and that you are saving the memories with pictures!! xoxo

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I will certainly never look at a banana the same way! I also have a feeling that we may never have bananas that aren’t tattooed which is fine with me! Although I kind of felt bad peeling it and throwing all of that art away! As for breakfast, she can do most of it but I will continue to do the bacon! She can try that (and get burned) at home!

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  5. KImberly

    That reminds me of the time I went away for a girl’s weekend and brought along some of our chicken eggs. I opened them to discover my husband had put faces and notes on them. How fun to contribute tattooed bananas to a breakfast or lunch.

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I will trade you some tattooed bananas for some of your chicken eggs! That is one thing I really miss about living in the country where you could get them from another farmer.

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Grandma J won’t let her grands try it as you know they have to be wrapped in protective bubble wrap at all times — but you could try it with your grandkids. Amara would love to see theirs and so would I.

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I talked to her yesterday about adding a new section to AmaraLand so that she could post some of her art — which is amazing — and some of her new photos. Grandma just has to get it together and change the theme.

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