Thursday, September 25, 2008

The only way I'll carry that NRA card

Question--
What do you get when your boys discover their father's old BB gun at Opa's office?

Answer: You get two very excited boys, begging and pleading to have it. They will be absolutely sure that life, as they know it, cannot go on without the BB gun.

Question--
What do you get when Opa, reluctantly frighteningly proudly, decides to pass that gun onto the next generation and gives it to them?

Answer: Your own private backyard shooting range, that's what.


Oh, if only Mr. Crazy Scouting Man, Sir! could see us now with our dangerous weapon constitutionally-protected firearm. I'm pretty sure he'd have us signed up for the NRA.

I have decided we will only join if Charlton Heston will personally come to the house , stand on the kitchen table and say, "RAMSES, LET MY PEOPLE GO!"

I'm betting it's not likely to happen, what with him, you know, being slightly not alive and all.

But, still. Stranger things have happened, right?

And don't tell me you wouldn't want to see it. You know you love that line, too.

26 comments:

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Label. you'll shoot your eye out! Hysterical!
Loved this story and I am so glad that you have your own private shooting range in your back yard! You must be the talk of the neighborhood among all the young boys and their moms! Dude you rock!

Tia Juana said...

Oh you so know how to make your home a heaven on earth .... for boys! Please do not invite my gun lovin' boys over.

And what is this I hear about SHINGLES????

Annemarie said...

Oh, I know that day is just around the corner here & I am afraid...VERY afraid.

queenieweenie said...

I always said my boys would NEVER have guns.

10 years later...we have two. Crazy life.

Paige said...

That gun is the whole reason my kid goes to cub scout camp. Otherwise his sisters would be full of those impressive holes. And they'd deserve it.

Melissa Walker said...

At least it's good for some father/son bonding!

Laurie said...

I love BB gun shooting!! Thankfully, my boys have not yet discovered it (since my 3-year-old wants to "kill Nana" with his nerf gun).

So much to look forward to.

Becky said...

Landon wants one SOOOOOO bad. He would be coveting that gun big time, ...so,...I won't show him. Perfect back yard for it too. Make sure Hannah isn't frolicking somewhere in all those trees when they are practicing using their "weapon", please. :)

Jenibelle said...

Have you warned the neighbors who live behind you? And who is that big boy who clearly should know better?

Christy said...

Where are those safety glasses? Mr. Crazy Scouting Man would not be happy!

calibosmom said...

We have one too and I cannot believe I'm admitting this but...I shot and killed the annoying chipmunk that was eating all my expensive birdseed...I haven't pickled it up since.

calibosmom said...

Did I say pickled? I'm still traumatized.

Lauren in GA said...

Christie,
I feel closer to you now than ever before. My 3 boys were allowed to shoot the BB Guns at Grandma and Grandad Marshman's house the last time we visited. They made pyramids with tin cans and had a blast (no pun intended). I kept thinking "You'll shoot your eye out." from A Christmas Story.

I so love that you brought up Mr. Crazy Scouting Man, Sir! He would be so proud that you called them constitutionally-protected firearm(s).

Hoo-rah Sista' Hoo-rah!

Bridget said...

Oh, you must be one proud momma.

Holly said...

Your boys would like my house. We have target shooting in our backyard with the air guns on a regular basis. My husband and older son take the real guns out to the shooting range fairly often too.

Kimberly said...

Anytime I think of hunting and guns, I am reminded of the Johnson boys going hunting together. I think Jeremy sat on an electric fence, by accident, and got electrocuted! And, my dad has tons of stories about propping up "road kill" on the side of the road with an empty can of beer in hand. I don't quite see the humor in that, but I guess you had to be there. Looks like your boys had fun!

Robyn said...

Hopefully they don't start using Hannah's polly pockets as targets...that wouldn't be pretty! And poison ivy? What? I haven't been up before 7:00 am for months (unless you count waking up all night long)! Way to go. And yes, you are my mom's long lost daughter! I wish more of it rubbed off on me!

diane said...

My husband went behind my back and got my boys bb guns for Christmas. The boys were 18 and 21 so not much I could do.

In my husband's family they got bb guns at 8 and rifles at 12. My family, watches at 8, scriptures at 12.

andrea said...

yes, stranger things have happened. misdiagnoses being one of them.

are you using an extra lens on your cam?

Lauren W said...

I got my swap package yesterday! It's fabulous :D
Thanks so much!!!

Hollyween said...

I'm officially caught up on your blog and I have to say that the trucker story is a fave or mine. Hil-ar-i-ous!


Oh, and we have a bb gun at our house. It's been used to kill over 11 rats in our backyard. I wnat to blog about it, but the hubby won't let me. Something about people thinking we're gross if we have rats in the backyard.
Maybe we should live next door to the trucker. Then it would make perfect sense.

AMY said...

Hi stranger (my fault, I know)! I think I got my blog fixed so you can pick up new posts. Not sure what the deal is. Hopefully will be posting more regularly again (I've said that how many times???)

Hazen5 said...

Boys will be boys! I love that your husband's father still had the BB gun. What a great "generation gift" to be passed down! Just warn them not to shoot their eye out.

gab said...

So glad YOUR kids inherited the guns. Can you imagine the carnage if my boys had received them?

danandcindy said...

The more your blog becomes about guns and less about the lame crap you usually talk about, the more I like it.

Kristy said...

I love that the biggest boy in your house is still playing with BB guns! All I have to say is better your house than mine. I still can't trust Joe not to throw balls in the house...I don't even want to think about firearms!! I totally re-played the line from "A Christmas Story" in my head when I read your label...great laugh!