Tonight Claire was talking about guns for some reason, saying that we are never supposed to play with them…. Not pretend guns, not real guns. I am not sure where she picked this up since I have not really had a gun safety talk with her before, but she was adamant about it, and I fully supported her position.
Then she did change her tune bit and said, holding out her finger, “But I have a nice pretend gun. This one shoots birthday cake.” She then paused and added, “And it doesn’t make you dead.” That last part sounded kind of scary, but it really was a nice sentiment phrased in a uniquely four-year-old way.