On This Day….a repost from 2014….
So, your kids don’t play with guns?
Well thank god for that I mean, a kid with a gun isn’t really a good thing now is it I mean unless you live on the corner of Redneck and Thug street, probably no need for your kid to play with a gun.
Now, if you say you don’t want your kid playing with guns – pretend guns because guns are bad and guns teach the kid the wrong things and blah blah blah well I’m sorry to tell you but you really can’t stop it. From the minute they can point their stubby little fingers to when they pick up a stick there’s always going to be some gun action going on, always. Take a look in the playground – there’s gun action going on and what’s worse, it doesn’t stop.
It starts with the fingers. And sticks……
It moves on to the water pistols in the party bags, the useless water pistols that only work for a little while and then as they get older, they upgrade. They upgrade to water cannons that shoot water out at 300km / hr. There are water fights around the pool, in the park anywhere as long as someone gets a soaking, it’s a good day.
Enter the Nerf Guns. Guaranteed, they will get a Nerf gun at some point – from an Uncle (man I wish I had one of those) or a friend at their birthday party (yeah I’ve got one of these and they’re so cool). Nerf guns with there ‘take an eye out’ foam bullets that shoot at 300km / hr and also come in pink for the girls. It’s ok to play with them because they are plastic and foam with a little rubber thrown in?
And then when they are not playing with the real pretend things, they show up in the games that all the cool kids are into. And if it’s not guns in the games it’s swords or axes or bows and arrows so ya see, the kids are surrounded by weapons – PRETEND WEAPONS (unless like I said you live on the corner of Redneck and Thug Street, well that might be a little different) so peeps, maybe some of you need to unknot those knickers because, in my humble opinion, playing with toys doesn’t really lead you to being the kid on the roof out of Parenthood.