i posted this over in 2nd tri.. but thought i might get better feedback over here..i keep forgetting about this board.
So.. a little background before i vent away. We are Military, and i've always been ok with toy guns, because, well how can i tell my son its wrong to play with guns, when thats what daddy does. we always stress that you dont point them at people (with the exception of playing with friends) and you dont point them at my tv if they are the nurf ones lol. and that when daddy has guns its only bad people we get. some people might not agree with that..but being a military spouse changed my views on alot of things sooooo
DS had a dentist appt yesterday, and in the waiting room he was playing a video game, some shooting one.he was playing quietly when this other boy came in. the kid was a good few years older than my son, id say at least 7+ and asked if he could play with DS. so they were playing nice together when all of a sudden other kid starts yelling "Kill Kill Kill...Die Die Die" to the "bad guys" on the screen. of course my son copies him and starts yelling it while laughing. i was shocked. thats not the kind of attitude i want my son to have. The father of the other boy seemed to have no problem with it, didnt say anything to the kid at all and just let it go. I however said "DS please dont say that." My DH was like "let it go" but i couldnt. both kids continued to say it, and not only that but everyone was looking at them like it was cute..WTF. even the receptionist was laughing at them. i get it, we live on a military base.. everyone is military or military related, and rooting for the good guy.. but realy? this young? how do you laugh at that. I didnt make a scene. i asked DS again to stop, (which of course he didnt because an older cooler kid was there and saying it too) thankfully we got called in the office shortly after. but i didnt like the whole experience. We go to playgroups 4 times a week and thats not the kind of thing i want my kid teaching all the other kids.. am i over reacting? is this normal? should people have been laughing at this? should I have laughed it off??? ARGGGG