Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Kids with guns

Last night I was talking to Mr M on the phone.

Me: What do you want for your birthday?

Him: A Nerf gun, with lots of darts. And Dad? Can I get a bb gun?

Me: No, you can't have a bb gun.

Him: Awwww. Why can't I?

Me: Because, remember when [Tortellini] got shot in the eye? We don't want something like that to happen again.

Him: Yeah, but [Togers] wanted that to happen.

Me: No he didn't. It was an accident. But we don't want any more accidents like that. And how many times have we asked you not to point your Nerf gun at people, but you still do it? You'd probably shoot someone accidentally, or break a window, and I can't afford that.

Him: Alright. Can I have a shotgun instead?

Me: Nice try!

Him: I bet Grandpa would get me one.