What is this thing with Boys and Guns?
Little Mr is two and a half, for you all they don’t know he does not talk yet, we are getting there but what he does do is a lot of noises and is very animated in his way he is extremely funny!
About 6 months ago he started making this sound it is a noise that we have all tried to imitate but cant but it sounds like an automatic gun, we were puzzled and could not work out where he had got this from, my mind flashed back to about a year before when I found Victor playing on his PS3 (which I hate, another story I think) it was one of those army games and while Little Mr was playing in the same room we had some very strong words and this has never been played again while the kids are around, but thinking of this moment again the noise that Little Mr had mastered was just the same! Victor swears it can’t have been that but I am not so sure. Apart from that Little Mr does not get exposed to guns, programs that have guns etc so why oh why does he loves making this noise, and also he turns everything into a gun shape, a stick, Lego, he even found a small piece of plastic pipe and in no time at all he was aiming and imitating a gun noise.
It puzzles me how boys just seem to play in this way, a lot of my friends have said that ‘oh its just boys’ but why? Having little Miss who is 6 and now Little Mr I have really seen the difference in how they play and what they play with. Little Miss will sit for ages drawing or making, her attention to detail has always impressed me, little mr on the other hand will come and scribble usually on my table or chair rather than the paper and then be off on to something else, he loves dinosaurs she loves dolls, he loves monsters she loves fairys you get my drift.
I don’t feel that we have pushed these things on to our children and having both boys and girls toys in the house the choices have been there and Little Mr just seems to choose to play with the ‘boyish toys’
I would love to hear your comments and how you would tackle the gun thing , and should I anyway? Is this ok? I don’t want to encourage play with guns but he is just playing and just two? Feel free to comment it would be great to hear from you.