Got made....... by a 7 year old
A couple of weeks ago, right around the holidays, i was visiting a friend who has two daughters (both of which are my "God" daughters). They are a rowdy pair and always insist that i wrestle, tickle, rough-house, and generally play around. As i was playing chase in the backyard my shirt drifted up and the 7 year old says, "why do you have a gun in your pants?" I quickly responded "to protect you from bad people". Their father, my best friend of nearly 20 years, knows i carry, has no problem with it, and intends to CCW one of these days.
I hate to plant the notion that there are bad people out there that have the capacity to do them harm in their little heads. im not a fan of spoiling innocence. The world can be a nasty place but i dont want the children fearing the boogie man... On the other hand i dont want to lie or skirt the issue because 1) kids know BS when they see it 2) honesty is an important trait to build and 3) who knows, one day they may be interested in carrying.
Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience, how you handled it, and any lessons you might have learned.