Tools. Not Toys. — 6 Comments

  1. Those are great pics! I’m with you – growing up guns were for hunting or protection, never a toy….and I must admit that I am a little relieved that my husband has never handled a gun so there’s no need to have one anywhere near my girls. At least, not now. We’ll see what he says once they reach 14!

    • Isn’t that the truth! Have you heard that Rodney Atkins song, Cleaning My Gun? It’s about meeting his daughter’s boyfriend for the first time. 🙂

      I have a family history of being ok with guns, but I wasn’t really around them or handling them much growing up. That was my Dad’s “job” as the man of the house. And as a girl, I was pretty much ok with that. But being in the country and having boys (and being married to “the last boyscout”!) I think giving them knowledge is my best defense. I’m just glad I can trust Mr. Fix-It for it. I don’t think my nerves could take it! 🙂

  2. The pictures are so adorable! I like your theory of not having “toy” guns because guns are not toys and shooting someone in pretend is not funny.

    • We’ve got back and forth about it and it’s something that just takes constant monitoring. We don’t want to teach them that the “good guys” like police and soldiers are bad guys for shooting people. But we don’t want them to take it lightly either. I’ve always got my momma-ears pricked to hear certain phrase that might need correction or redirection, but I’m very blessed that my husband and I can balance each other out in this area and that I can trust him about this if my mother-heart gets a little haywire over the whole thing.

  3. The pictures are so sweet! I think I would be like you and not want to deal with the guns. I would also leave that to men! Does your ladybug enjoy learning how to use the gun?

    • She seems to be excited about it right now, but I think that’s a combination of it being new and being “grown up.” I think once they get to real guns she’ll be more like me. I know what I need to know to be safe, but that’s as far as my interest goes. I don’t see her as the type to enjoy the noise, the recoil, or the idea of actually killing something. I’ll give her room if she wants to surprise me on this one, but I think it will wear off for her pretty quickly. Especially if she can get one-on-one time with Daddy doing something she considers more fun. I think they love that as much as anything else right now.

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