Thursday, September 12, 2013

When You Take All Their Weapons Away...

They just make new ones.

Isaak made this gun out of a water bottle, a plastic ring and the handle is a wad of paper that is rolled up like an empty toilet paper roll.

A+ for creativity. Do/did you let your kids play with toy weapons?

It seems like many boy toys come with them. The Melissa and Doug Pirate dress-up suit even came with a foam sword. I've taken that thing away so many times! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stuff is down right dangerous (the dress up stuff).

When it comes down to it, I've taken things away...Then they build new things. Hangers have been swords and Captain Hook's, hook.


Ai Sakura said...

He's so detailed to even put in the plastic ring!! Definitely an A++ for creativity ;)

Actually we do let Lil Pumpkin play with toy weapons. For us it's just another form of play and make-belief, but we do ensure she doesn't get too violent.

When you've time later, pop by my blog to help me with some questions to make it better? Feeling a bit meh at the moment because of something someone said

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I allow swords but no toy guns.

Masshole Mommy said...

He's very creative. My boys have nerf guns, but not "real" toy guns (like cowboy & indian type guns). I suppose guns are guns, but the nerf ones seem a little bit better to me.

Eat To Live said...

Growing up, all the boys played with real looking guns. I think we had less problems then than we do now.... Kids then learned to respect a gun... now, they just think it is for wrong doing. I don't mean your kids.... just kids in general.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I don't restrict toy weapons. I think my kids know what's real and what's make believe, so I don't worry they will grow up and use the real ones in the future.

Definitely giving them a A+ too for creativity!

Harry Flashman said...

I started my kids out young with weapons training. Toy guns below the age of six. They would sit at the table and clean their little guns while I cleaned the real ones. I have a picture of my tiny daughter carefully cleaning the bore of her little flintlock pistol. Then at six I started BB gun training. At eight they began to fire .22 rifles. I had youth versions, small scaled down rifles for training kids. By 10 they were using regular .22 weapons under my supervision, and at 14 they were quite proficient. I believe strongly in training both male and female children in the safe use of small arms. Shooting was a family event with us, and when we went to the range I could sometimes even cajole my wife into going although she and my daughter didn't like all the bugs and the heat. They preferred to shoot at the range on our own property.

~ Noelle said...

wow. that kid is going places! i see him being an inventor of many things through the years :)

Veronica Lee said...

He certainly is creative!
Personally, I think television and computer games are far more destructive to children than weapon play!

mail4rosey said...

My little one does, and I don't mind. But if we're in the grocery store and he pretends to shoot something with the chicken or whatever he can reach, it doesn't always go over well, so I tell him not to do it in public. ;)


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