Sunday, July 13, 2008

Harsh

Despite all our effort to be politically correct, non-violent parents, The Mayor folded a drinking straw in half and started shooting it at his sister, The Rooster.

"We don't shoot at people, Mayor!" I told him, "Shooting isn't nice and it's dangerous."

"If you're going to pretend the straw is a gun, I'll have to take it away," K said.

"You especially need to stop pointing it at Rooster's eyes!" I added.

"Can I shoot at things besides people?" The Mayor asked.

Without missing a beat, The Rooster who is still only two, rolled her eyes and said,

"What, like little baby animals who are all alone?"

32 comments:

furiousBall said...

that's how i taught my kids too. if you can't say something nice to someone, say it to a baby animal that's all alone

mark said...

Somebody took Bambi to heart apparently.

justjuli said...

What great wit at such a young age. I can' wait to hear what comes out of her mouth 10 years from now! :)

Maybe you should let her take on the creepy, honking truck drivers?

Lisa @ Corporate Babysitter said...

OK, that's hysterical. I like this girl's style.

Mary Beth said...

What is it about little boys and guns - they will make them out of anything! You've got to love the Rooster's response though1

Omaha Mama said...

Our little man was not yet two when he started shouting "Action!" and rocketing around the house. Shooting anyone in his path with an invisible laser. It's innate, I tell you what, it is born in them. :0)

ALM said...

I tried to keep guns away from my boys & they pointed Mr. Potato Head arms at each other...

HW said...

Yes, little boys will turn anything into a weapon. Barbie dolls, by the way, make great clubs and swords...

Janet said...

Only two, you say? Next she'll be giving a key note at BlogHer. :)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

PLEASE don't shoot the puppy! :)

Junior Mayhem uses everything as a gun! LOVELY!

Mel said...

How much do I love that kid? A LOT.
LMAO! She's sharp.

Emily N said...

You KNOW the more you restrict something, such as guns, the more they'll want it. Not that you shouldn't try, but I'm just sayin'. We don't allow real toy guns but I don't try to stop them from turning other things into guns. And I'm already seeing it on something closer to home: as you guys can imagine I don't let my kids eat meat so what do they want to eat more than anything else? MEAT.

SIGH

As long as they don't turn out to be Republicans...

Candygirlflies said...

That?

Was awesome.

xoxo CGf

Moondance said...

The things that go through their minds...

TRS said...

Rooster ROCKS!!!!

Sign her up for the debate team already. Speech and drama department - here she comes!

Stella said...

I laughed out loud at that one! AWESOME response!!

the end of motherhood said...

That girl can take care of herself...

Anonymous said...

Boys will turn anything into a gun. My son used to bite his toast into a gun (L)shape and shoot his sister. Also, sticks become guns. The only 'real' gun we allow is a water pistol, and that can be fun enough. Michelle

Patience said...

It seems to be ingrained in boys to turn anything into a gun. If they don't have anything, then fingers turn into guns.

Just gotta teach them what to shoot and what not to shoot!

WILLIAM said...

Well if you are going to shoot an animal make sure it is alone...just so there are no witnesess

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Too funny! And only TWO?!?!?!?!?!?!

And furiousball - also VERY funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Magpie said...

you people play rough, don't you?

BOSSY said...

Bossy's kind of woman. We need to get that girl a job writing for sitcoms.

Shannon said...

My sister is an activist and radio personality. Guns were forbidden at her house (as they are at mine). At 4 or 5, her son bent his cousin's naked barbie over and started shooting. Today, age 13, his idea of fun is covering his guys (toy soldiers) in red paint or ketchup and filming the massacre site.

Anonymous said...

Rooster makes me laugh so hard - The Mayor is going to have to be mightly tolerant of her teasing and comments. And the Mayor is a normal boy with respect to the gun thing. Your brother did the same thing when we said "no guns". - Grandma Seattle

IRISHKAT said...

Oh my! I just fell off my chair. Where does she come up with this stuff. She is hilarious!!

Biddy said...

so, everyone in my office is looking at me like they want to wrap me in a straight jacket. why? because i'm laughing like a hyena on speed...

soupisnotafingerfood said...

I think you are really in for it. If she is that clever at age two? Imagine her at, like ten!

And in a related thought, my three year old went to sleep with a toy gun. Because Boys. Will. Shoot.

GoteeMan said...

Wow... you won't have to worry about some guy running over that one...

kinda reminds me of Marissa Tomei in "My Cousin Vinny"... "the baby deah (deer) is drinking from the little brook and BAM..."

;)
J/

Denguy said...

Ha! Nice one--little baby animals, that's rich.

Missives From Suburbia said...

She just cuts right to it every time. She's going to take on the world when she's older.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Looks like she's as quick witted as her parents! That is really funny!