Monday, July 20, 2009

Guns of toast.

Recently, I told my mother that it seemed cliche for parents to talk about how their boys and little ones -- even when they'd not been exposed to guns on television, books or in their home environments -- would chew a piece of toast into a weapon of destruction.

The next morning, my own child chewed his slice of banana bread into a gun.

Unlike me, who grew up with a father and grandparents who kept guns for hunting, sport and even self protection, my own son lives in a home with no weapons. I'm a peace activist.

And yet, as above, his Kindermusik kazoot instrument is still as likely to a be a gun as it is the leader in the band.....


  1. Melanee8:41 PM

    Have you ever read "Wild at Heart" by John Eldredge? (Had an opportunity to work on it in the editorial stages.) As a mama to a boy (even as a wife to a husband!), you should read it. You may not agree with everything in it, but there is a lot of food for thought there (particularly for this girl who grew up with only a sister!). I need to reread it.

  2. We have guns of pieces of paper, feathers, fingers, sticks, and any other "found objects" much to my lecturing and chagrin. Teach Peace then watch.