I’m really winning this one

14 Oct

Things with which children who are being raised in a house where we don’t have guns and we don’t like killing will chase and beat each other:

Agapanthus stalks gathered on the walk back and forth from the bus. Indesctructible, no?

Yoga mat.

Knee-high East African fertility doll. Quite heavy and extremely noisy when it hits the ground.

Rolled up, poster-sized, laminated copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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10 Responses to “I’m really winning this one”

  1. caramaena October 14, 2006 at 11:34 pm #

    lol at the last one there!

  2. Galaxy October 15, 2006 at 8:39 am #

    Perhaps these are the WMD that Bush et al were referring to? Who needs chemical warfare when you can wield a firmly rolled prayer mat?

  3. JahTeh October 15, 2006 at 3:42 pm #

    I refused to let the boys have guns but after a street duel involving four houses and several hoses, I had to give in for water pistols. I am going back to the days when we actually had rain in the weather pattern.

  4. elsewhere October 15, 2006 at 4:54 pm #

    So how often does the fertility doll hit the ground?

  5. ThirdCat October 16, 2006 at 10:10 am #

    I know, the water pistols is almost a different thing. But they’re even more weapons-ish these days. Still, as you pointn out, it’s a dry argument these days.

    How often does the fertility doll hit the ground? Heh.

  6. Suse October 16, 2006 at 3:50 pm #

    You know you’re the parent of boys when your child bites his vegemite toast into a gun shape and shoots his brother.

  7. ThirdCat October 16, 2006 at 4:33 pm #

    Yeah, I hardly notice the toast gun anymore. Mortified the first time I saw it, but now. Meh. At least while they’re eating breakfast I’m not trying to get them to put their bloody shoes on.

  8. blackbird October 16, 2006 at 9:09 pm #

    of course, at my house, it was jam on toast
    (she says shyly)

  9. audrey October 17, 2006 at 3:04 pm #

    At my house, my brother and I used to just tackle our older sister to the floor and fart on her head.

  10. ThirdCat October 17, 2006 at 3:30 pm #

    blackbird – strawberry or apricot?

    and audrey, that still happens too. And then did you laugh like no one ever thought of doing it before?

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