As a young adult I remember seeing “A Christmas Story” for the first time and learning about the infamous Red Rider BB Gun. I got married and we were blessed 2 years later with our daughter. Then along came 3 bouncing baby boys. I had declared a “no gun or weapons” policy for our home. Lego Duplos were fine. And then one day the Duplos took the form of guns! I was outnumbered and came to the realization that boys are BOYS! They like to pretend to conquer and hunt, etc…. It seems that it is hard wired in them! Can anyone relate?
We have a Christmas Catalog from Vision Forum, and guess what? There are initials of various children next to knives, guns, and bows! As well as a certain initial next to doll items (whew! I am so glad I have a daughter to relate to.) I have to say that I am impressed with the quality of the items we have so far from Vision Forum. The boys grandparents bought them wooden play guns from VF 2 years ago and they have had lots of play. Now son number 1 wants a REAL Vision Forum BB Gun!!!! (Some things never change.) Hmmmm. I will need to get him and the rest of us goggles to protect our eyes! Vision Forum also has a great number of Christian books for all ages, definitely more my speed!
Let the Holiday fun begin and the joyful celebration of God's goodness and overwhelming love for us, even with boys who prefer playing with guns!