Tuesday, November 11, 2008

You'll Poke Your Eye Out, Kid...UPDATED

Oh lord. My son wants a BB gun for Christmas.

When he first told me today, I thought he was joking. He has seen "Christmas Story". He knows full well what we think of guns. But, no...he wants a BB Gun. Both my husband and I gave the answer--No. But, now, I am torn between getting what my son wants (and he knows about the Santa deal--so, he is talking directly to us) and sticking with our "guns" and saying no. Tonight, when I was putting him to bed, he talked about a gun that shoots bubble gum--I said I would look into it.

Does anyone know of a safe alternative? I know he merely wants to shoot at targets...

UPDATE:

I think this looks like a good alternative. I also put some nerf guns onto the wishlist...


6 comments:

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Oh, that is tough! I don't want my son to have a gun either, but where we live it is the norm so I'm sure I'll get asked one day. How about a Nerf gun? I know my brother had one that shot out foam dart things.

docgrumbles said...

yes, yes, Nerf guns! I know of so many BB gun injury stories, and I had a cat shot with one... they aren't bullets, but they can harm!

Jeffrey said...

Those look fun. There are laser tag guns too. Did you ever play with us at State? I remember your hubby playing at least once.

Delenn said...

Oh yes, I played a couple times. In North Hall. It was fun!

Kim said...

Hey, here from the Lushary. I too am a lowly legal secretary who hasn't had a raise in 3 years. Just thought I would pop over and clink glasses with you.

Kristin said...

Those are cool toy guns.

BTW, here from the lushary...good luck with the daycare and job issues.

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