Monday, April 19, 2010
Boys and Guns
So do you let your boys play with guns? My husband's parents had FOUR boys and didn't want them to have any toy guns. What do you think they did? Of course ... they made guns out of Legos, sticks, anything they could get their grimy little hands on.
People who don't know me well yet come to my house and are shocked that I let my boys play with water guns and toy guns and rubber band guns. Not sure why.
We try to drill it into their heads things like don't point guns (even toy guns) at heads, etc. Aron tells them a story about a guy he knew who THOUGHT he had an unloaded gun in his hand and was screwing around with it and shot it at a friend's head, trying to be cute or something. Well, the gun went off and shot a hole in the wall, thankfully BEHIND the other guy's head.
I guess guns are another one of those things like drinking and sex. Meaning, you tell your kids don't drink and don't have sex, but then do you also say, "It's okay as long as you drink at our house" or "Here are some condoms just in case"???