Monday, April 18, 2011

Mommy Can I Have a Gun? Pleeeeease?!

I never thought that I would hear these words from my newly 3 year old son but alas, it has happened, "Mommy Can I Have a Gun? Pleeeese?!"  Whats a mother to do?  I bought him a light saber because he loves Star Wars.  Even though he loves his light saber, I fear that it just isn't enough.  I absolutely refuse to buy him a toy gun.  I might as well give him a coke and a cigarette and send him off to military school.

This may sound mean of me but I don't really see the point in Dexter having a "gun".  It is bad enough that he likes to "shoot" things by making noises but does he need to be encouraged?  When he got his stitches, the very masculine ER Doctor handed him a syringe container (minus the needle) and called it a water gun. It wouldn't be very nice of me to call and thank him for what he thought was a kind gesture because it has propelled him into a world of shooting and fantasy.  He now calls out for his "shooter gun".  I quickly correct him and say its a water shooter.  Whatever!

I can count on one hand the amount of items that Dexter has begged me for.  These include Elmo anything, Toy Story everything (including a fully operational Buzz wall clock), a baby (which HELLO I gave him!) and now guns.  Oh lordy how things have changed.  My sweet carefree 2 year old is morphing into GI Joe well before I had expected it.

**I really wanted to use this image on this post but $149 for the copyright just for this doesn't seem worth it**


Darcy said...

oh no! boys boys boys! I do not look forward to the day when my son asks the same!

royaldixie said...

It will happen sooner than you are expecting Darcy :)

Scarlet of Moms Wear Your Tees. com said...

My son builds them out of legos and wikki stix!