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I'll bet that if you do it, you won't regret it. And don't you have grandkids that can enjoy it too?Originally posted by Haggis@wk:
...58 isn't too old to build and play in a tree house is it?
My kids aren't permitted any sort of toy weapons or military machines. That's OK since they will make any old scrap or toy into guns and swords. Oh well, what's a parent to do?Originally posted by Angie:
Jon, before you hand out mother-of-the-year awards you should know that I bought a cap rocket for my boys because I didn't want them to have toy guns. Yes, I'm one of those types.
My reward for trying to enforce my paficism is that when my older boy was 3 he ran around the house using my breast pump as a ray gun; I spent years creating cardboard, duct tape, and aluminum pie plate medieval weaponry and armour; and now that he's 12, he persists in making the most outrageous killing machines from K'Nex (one of the great joys of modern childhood) so he and his little brother can have "adventure games" wherein they save the planet from certain destruction by malicious aliens.
Oh well, my husband played with all manner of pretend ballistical things when he was a boy (and his dad was a registered conscientious objector!) and turned out to be a professional violinist who said, just this morning, that the emergence of the french horn from the tremolo in the Blue Danube was "like the rebirth of the world".
Mind you, there are those that believe that a future love of J. Strauss would be reason enough to forbid playing with weaponry in childhood.
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