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Flower Power

Friday, February 25, 2005
I was driving across town a few minutes ago when I spotted a little boy carrying a bunch of flowers under his arm. He was clearly on his way home from a shopping trip with his father and his younger brother because his father was carrying some other shopping bags. I was taking note of just how careful the little boy was being with the flowers (they were all wrapped up, so clearly they were meant as a gift for his mom or some other special someone) when the little boy suddenly got a mischievious look on his face and changed the angle at which he was carrying the flowers. He started pointing the flowers at his brother, machine-gun style, and saying, "Bang bang."

I had forgotten that for some little boys of a certain age, practically anything can be turned into a gun. I've even seen little boys bend Barbie dolls at a 90 degree angle so that they can be used as guns -- or build guns out of LEGO. Where there's a will, there's a way.

| posted by Ann D @ 1:07 PM