Saturday, March 27, 2010

"I knew it was a bad idea!"

As a parent, these are never good words to hear from your kid. Especially when they are heard right after a loud popping sound and a wail.

One of my boys (I won't mention names) thought it would be cool to shoot their brother in the cheek with an airsoft bb gun! Another one of my boys agreed to it! Huh?

Of course, he thought it was empty (or so he says). Of course, I didn't know they had them outside (bad mommy moment). Of course, I gave them a thorough vehement lecture complete with "You could've shot his eye out!" Of course, I tried not to laugh. Of course, I cursed their Uncle James who gave them the guns for Christmas. Of course, I cursed their dad and Uncle Scott for realizing on a camping trip that they don't hurt that much and so tried to shoot each other all weekend. (love you uncles! boys will be boys!) Of course, I said a thankful prayer that it wasn't worse than it was.
And of course, I grabbed my camera.

I think it was most poignant that he was wearing this shirt...

"I DO ALL MY OWN STUNTS" it reads.
I found the culprit like this...


He was sobbing with remorse! "I didn't mean to. I didn't mean to. I'm sorry. I thought it was empty. I promise." While the poor victim was sobbing "Owww, I knew it was a bad idea. I knew it was a bad idea. I knew it." The fact that it was a premeditated idea that they both agreed to is what floors me! Can't you just picture the younger saying to the older, "Hey, what if I shoot you in the cheek just for fun?" It could be argued that Jake deserved what he got for agreeing to it!
A good lesson on listening to your instincts, I'd say.

Later the culprit told me that he shot himself in the foot (with his shoe on) "20 times" right after it happened because he felt so bad. Love it when the figurative becomes literal. Get it? "Shot himself in the foot" (I crack myself up).

A few more shots of the swelling...


About a half hour later I hear these two fighting over what to watch on t.v...
"Well, you shot me in the cheek, so I get to choose!"

I have a feeling he'll be using this as leverage for a while.

Post edit: A little while later I notice my 3 year old grab his "Juma" (his blanket) and his pillow from his bed and bring it to the victim tucking it in around him. "Here you go Jakey. A feel better." So sweet.

18 comments:

Scott said...

of course you should blame whoever should have been watching them. Of course you should have kept the guns in a place where you have control of them. Of course I will shoot you in the butt when I come home and of course you have bad gas....

AnnieB said...

haha! are you sure you want to declare war on my butt? It can be pretty powerful. Ask Rach.

James said...

What are fun uncles for if not giving out weapons? Were they wearing there googles? Also if I remember correctly it was your idea to give them the guns.

AnnieB said...

nope, no goggles. and i'm pretty sure that purchase idea was instigated by my husband (but appreciated by me). You are definitely a fun uncle!

Mandi said...

okay the best part is how his shirt says he does his own stunts! SO sad/classic. Yes. I miss you too. There is a part of me that feels empty inside because I know you are so close and yet we don't get to see each other. it is unacceptable. shame on us really! Do you want to go to lunch next week? just you and me? yes... I am asking you out on a date via your blog.

Marilyn said...

Jakey and Alex - too sad. Owen - too sweet. Comments - too funny!

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Britt said...

oh, boys. oh, uncles.

Leisa Waldron said...

That is so sweet and sad at the same time. :)

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jc said...

Ouch!! My son shot his bb gun at the 46" flat screen TV "just to see what would happen" :( dad wasn't too happy and that was the last of the gun!!

love the blog!

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Rikki said...

What a sweet story! I love the innocence of children! Found you blog hopping!

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I can see you have put so much work into your blog. It over whelms me.
I have to ask when did you start your blog? Does it take up much of your time when updating more info.

I am in the process of starting mine.
to help with networking site.

I just don't know where to start.
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Eagar Fam said...

I am laughing out loud right now, just reading this story. I love that you caught it all on camera. They'll love these pictures when they're older. So cute!!!

Ashleigh Mayes. said...

This is really beautiful. I love your blog! I love how you captured every aspect of this incident. :)

Aubrie Knight said...

Okay i know the culprit is in toruble, but that sad face makes me want to cry. i hope he got big hugs from you later.