That someone openly admits on the internet that they’re afraid of toys. I had this story emailed to me by Sue, then I saw that Uncle had already beaten me to the punch (figures). Anyway, the gist of the entry is that this woman was cruising around the Farmer’s Market in Palo Alto, CA and saw a family with a child. That in itself isn’t really remarkable, but the child had a (gasp) toy gun and was pretending to use it! SHOCK AND HORROR. Thankfully for me, her nigh hysterical blog entry is full of gems.
Or maybe you tell him that guns are not appropriate for a four year old to be carrying around, and focus him on something else, like Lego’s.
You know, funny story about that. When I was a young warthog, my mother (initially) did not want us playing with toy guns, and instead directed our attentions to Lego and Construx. You might be able to guess what happened from there. My brothers and I, being the boys that we were, fashioned toy guns out of Lego and Construx (note: including a sweet-ass home made M-16), effectively circumventing the rule. While that story provides a microcosm of why gun control doesn’t work, it’s also worth noting for the hysterical mom as well.
But when I saw your four (maybe five) year old son on your shoulders, carrying a toy gun (gosh, I certainly hope it was a toy gun, and not REAL!) and pretending to shoot everyone in the crowd, I just had to judge you.
Cause Parents of this kid, I was not the only one staring at (and judging) you and your kid. I am just the only one blogging about it.
This is what was so awesome for me about this blog entry. The author, a self describe Silicon Valley Mom basically admits that she’s close minded and judgmental. The mere sight of a toy gun is enough to send her into hysterics and start judging people who weren’t doing anything dangerous, illegal, or immoral.
Good job there, lady. Who needs to see a psychiatrist?