boys and their guns
|January 28, 2013||Posted by Mama under family life, world view|
When Buddy was a year old he picked up a curved piece of Fisher Price railroad track, pointed with it and said, “bang! bang!” It was then I knew that the proverbial “they” were not joking – take toy guns away from boys and they will make guns out of anything they have within reach. But I was shocked when I stood back from helping Buddy with his math to discover what Pal had been sneaking his Math-U-See blocks off the table to create.
That is one mean looking assault weapon! Ha! That’s my little man.
The sad thing is that an innocent little boy, creating something like this from his imagination, could easily be punished in the public school system. Earlier this month, a five year old girl was suspended for ten days because she brought a Hello Kitty bubble gun to school and was compared to terrorists. Last year an eighth grader was suspended for a few days, for drawing pictures of a gun! The same month, a preschool told the parents of a three year old deaf boy named Hunter that he couldn’t sign his name because it looked like a gun. Stories like these are so numerous, I’m having a hard time coming up with polite words to describe those who suspended these kids. I’m SO glad our children are homeschooled. They’d probably end up in the news if they weren’t.
They’re just innocent young kids. Does he look like a terrorist to you?