Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike.
But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck
like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"
-George F. Will
Will has been talking about getting a Nerf Gun for months. All of his friends have them. I just wanted to wait as long as possible before these particular guns entered the house. All my excuses were used up. Last week, I caved and told him he could buy one with his own money. We shopped online together and he chose a good one, then ordered it from Amazon.
It was a long week of waiting. He talked about it constantly.
Yesterday, it came. I have never seen him so thrilled to receive a toy. I must say, it is rather fun.
And, yes, last night after the kids were in bed, my husband and I shot at each other's books while we read. It is that fun.
(My husband's current read, on the other hand, is a little depressing.)