Where's this going? Teddy is now the proud owner of a Red Rider BB gun, a Christmas gift from his uncle. This is the same uncle who has given Teddy a really sweet buck knife and a hatchet. Let's just say Teddy gets incredibly awesome gifts, although the age appropriateness of them might be questioned. (Had this uncle made it to Green Bay prior to Christmas, there is a chance Teddy would have received throwing knives ... maybe next year.)
|Relax, mom, it's fine motor skills.|
Now, before you question our sanity or report us to Child Protective Services, Teddy's hatchet and buck knife are tucked safely away in his keepsake box on the top shelf of his closet. Even Teddy can't climb up there (only because there's not enough items in the bottom of his closet to give him enough height).
The BB gun is mounted safely above Teddy's window, where it won't cause any issues for either child (and the rest of our guns are secured in our gun safe). It serves as a reminder of how much Teddy's uncle cares about him ... and as he grows older will be great fine motor practice for isolating his index finger and strengthening it.
|No eyes will be shot out any time soon.|