May 07, 2006

Rashomon lite

While walking to brunch yesterday, Rose and I passed a group of three little girls playing on a stoop. One was holding one of those guns that shoots suction-cup-tipped darts, and she explained to the other two girls, matter-of-factly, "You never point a gun at anyone but yourself." She then pointed the gun to her own head and cheerfully shouted, "I don't want to live anymore!"

(Rose believes the injuction to never point a gun at anyone but yourself actually came from the mother of one [or more] of the girls, who was standing nearby -- which would be equally wrong, in its own way.)

Posted by Francis at 01:41 PM

At day care yesterday, I caught a 5-year-old being put in time out for pointing his finger at someone and making shooting noises.

The instructor was adamant that "we don't point guns at people."

Given that we're in Texas and probably half the kids have at least one firearm at home, that's definitely a sentiment to reinforce.

Posted by: Todd Derscheid at May 9, 2006 03:05 PM
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