Gun-Toting, AP-Parenting, Republicans Dolls

I can’t tell if this Little People house is full of Republicans, or the family is merely preparing for the end of the world.

Semi-automatic guns are a lot like blankets.

While I appreciate a raucous constitutional discussion as much as I love zombie treehouse building, I’m a bit concerned about the bigger picture here: my children’s Little People are stealing guns from the Lego guys.

And what kind of example are they setting for the baby? The one that sleeps in the small yellow cradle seen in the window of the master bedroom that isn’t full of guns. I guess gun stealing families can be attachment parents, too.

Who am I to judge though? We are also a nuanced family. Christians liberals promoting tolerance while struggling not to hate everyone in between prepping for zombie invasions don’t have a big voting blocks either.

Plus, when the end of the world comes, the walking dead don’t care from where the gun came. (Or that I didn’t end that sentence in a preposition.) My children are developing strong priorities and grammar in the end days and for that I can be proud.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

6 thoughts to “Gun-Toting, AP-Parenting, Republicans Dolls”

  1. So, our dollhouse generally houses a combination of dolls and dinosaurs. We’ve either time traveled or the apocalypse will be the uprising of the prehistoric creatures and NOT zombies.

  2. Don’t feel bad. We have Nerf gun battles/drills with the boy sin the house. We don’t let them win. We use our repeated successes as learning experiences about tactical advantage…

  3. That is priceless.
    When my son turned 3, my brothers pooled money together to buy him the biggest toy they could find. It was an army tank supplied with the entire Canadian Armed Forces…only in plastic…and they fuck up my feet every time I go to the bathroom at night.

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