My boys gravitate towards toy guns.
Hey Kristy, I came across this while posting things for the Guard & Reserves board and thought of this thread:
I pretty much ditto everything Lisa said.
ROFL! I think you live in my house Melissa. I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs to work around battle plans and bad guys to get my daily to-do list done!
**EDITED to add: Yes absolutely lightsabers and swords count!!!
I agree with Lisa & Melissa. I've heard that boys will use Barbies if they have none of their own guns to play with - they've been building guns out of Legos for years. We just tell them - no weapons at the table. ;-)
They know not to point even play guns directly at a person. Of course, the Nerf guns seem to defeat that idea. But, I'm sure there will be play guns around here for years. I'd rather they'd know what one was than stumble across one and get hurt accidentally.
On a side note, if I can brag for a minute... we were out geocaching a few weekends ago and my 8yo found a lighter on the ground, he didn't pick it up but he did make me try to guess what he found before he told anyone about it. He stood guard over it so none of the other kids in the area could get it either. I was proud of him :)
When my boys were little I did not allow toy guns.
Well, Lisa, usually when we have leftover pizza I wrap each slice in foil and put it in the freezer.