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Shocking Prejudice Against Red Ryder and the Peacemaker

January 25, 2010

“You’ll shoot your eye out with that thing.”

I knew we were probably going to have trouble when I showed A Christmas Story to Lawson a couple of years ago, because he’s highly impressionable, and likes to parrot everything. Fortunately, we haven’t caught him sticking his tongue to any metal poles. Yet. We have overheard discussion of the blessed event, but I think the stern warnings about how painful it would be have so far deterred him. That and the fact that we have informed him that we will not be calling the fire department like in the movie.

No, the problem occurred with the bb gun. Despite all of the tutelage and warnings, Lawson’s baser “boy” nature took hold of him, and he shot.his.sister.

You can read all about it over at 4 Perspectives–just click on the button to the right.

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