|My friend Maria made sure the clown knew her daughter
and Derek were not getting guns.
Thankfully Derek got Spiderman and was totally psyched.
Yesterday I took Derek, 3 1/2, to a birthday party for 5 yr old twins from his school. I call them the terrible twins because they are always running around the parking lot and the mom, well she doesn’t seem phased by this. The parents hired a clown to do a magic show and twist balloons. Derek finally seemed interested in the party, got off my lap and went to sit with the kids. He loved the magic show and then came time for the balloons. Derek LOVES balloons. I assume most kids do. The balloons started with a flower then something else girly and then I saw…..a gun! SERIOUSLY!!! A GUN! Next thing you know she made boys and girls guns and they were running around shooting each other. Needless to say Derek did NOT get a gun! He knows he isn’t allowed to play with “shooters”
It amazed me that the parents throwing the party seemed unfazed by the whole thing. Kids running around shooting each other with balloon guns. I am sorry but in my opinion it’s totally irresponsible and if you let your kids play with guns that is your deal but at a party with other kids…not cool!!
What do you think??