In preparation for our annual visit to Santa, I asked Liam what he will be asking Santa for this year…
Me: What are you going to ask Santa for?
Liam: A real gun.
Me: Uh oh. Santa knows our house rule of no shooting toy guns; there’s no way Santa would bring you a toy you would get in trouble for playing with.
Liam (vey casually): Oh. I’ll ask him for a robot then.
Me: That sounds so fun!
Liam: Yea. I’m going to program the robot to make me a gun.
With scenes of A Christmas Story and the Red Ryder BB gun flashing through my mind, I was speechless. Really? My four year old not only wants a gun, he’s apparently thought of all his options to obtain (or manufacture) one. Should I be worried?
So a few days ago I was telling my friend Kristine about my dilemma. That evening she brought me a catalog with this robot. I think I can live with a mini robot that Liam “programs” to shoot soft foam disks… Thank you, Kristine, you just saved Christmas at Liam’s house!