A mother of twins says her mother-in-law ‘lost her s***’ after she got one of her babies tattooed as she was struggling to tell them apart.
After years of trying for children, the 31-year-old mother finally had her adorable twin boys Jack and Adam.
But Jack was born with a medical condition and needs to be injected once a week. And because the mother found it difficult to tell them apart, she decided to get him tattooed.
Explaining what pushed her to make the decision, the mother said that her mother-in-law accidentally injected Adam instead of Jack when she offered to babysit.
“She gave the shot to the wrong kid,” she explained. “Now they may be fraternal but they look identical. I’ll be honest my husband and I even mix them up sometimes. Everyone does.
“She immediately noticed her mistake called 911 and they were transferred to hospital.
“By the time I got there Adam had been given the reversal agent and they were both happily sipping on juice loving the attention.”
The mother continued: “He was never in danger. It’s a very slow-acting medication that, at worst, would have given him diarrhoea in a few days. Mother-in-law was beside herself.
“I tried to ease her worry but she refused to babysit so to daycare they went.”
To make sure it won’t happen again, the mother said her doctor recommended a medical tattoo – a small freckle – on an area that can be easily seen. It will start to fade in two years when the baby develops more personal features.
But her mother-in-law “lost her s***” when she found out what she had done.
“I tried to explain but she just freaked out so I put both kids on the floor and told her to pick up Jack and find the tattoo,” she expressed. “She picked up Adam So I handed her Jack and after 20 minutes still couldn’t find it. Stripped him to his skivvies.
“I finally pointed it out and she went ‘That’s just a freckle’ I just said… ‘My point exactly. Adam doesn’t have a freckle there.. So that’s how daycare can tell them apart.’
“She’s still p****d and ranting. Once I explain to others and they fail to find it they understand but they still think I went too far in tattooing my child and altering their body.”
One person commented: “It’s literally a fake freckle. It’s not like you gave him a full sleeve of pin-up girls and muscle cars.”
Another wrote: “I’d rather tattoo my kids with Barney the dinosaur on their whole body than risk messing up medication.”
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