My friend Ron shared this with me and I have to share it with my fellow GS2AC members. Remember when kids playing with toy guns had real fun?
Every Saturday morning Grandpa Walt found himself babysitting his three grandchildren…all boys. The kids always wanted to play ”war,” and Grandpa somehow always got coaxed into the game.
His daughter came to pick up the kids early one Saturday and witnessed Grandpa take a fake shot as Jason pointed a toy gun and yelled, “Bang!”
Grandpa slumped to the floor and stayed there motionless. The daughter rushed over to see if he was all right. Grandpa opened one eye and whispered, ”Sh-h-h, I always do this. It’s the only chance I get to rest.”
And back then there were no shootings like those that we see today. In fact, today we even have children getting arrested when they menacingly point a piece of pizza at another student. Right around the corner from me they locked down a school for the presence of a NERF gun!
Maybe we should just let children be children and play. You might even be able to catch some shuteye while you are at it!