First of all, I want to let you all know that I'm a guest at Mum and Babies. It's a repost of last week's interview, but this time the site is working so you can comment. If you want to visit, great. If not, I certainly understand - been there, done that!
Today's post is kind of disturbing. My son came home from his friend's house with a homemade bow and arrow. It was actually pretty good. He had found a bowed stick which he sanded. He carved some notches at either end so it could be strung. Then he found a long rubberband and attached it to the bow. The arrow was a stick he had sharpened with a stone.
"Bubba, that's a really good bow and arrow," I said, "but why did you make it?"
"I'm in training," he replied.
"In training for what?"
"The Hunger Games."
"WHAT?" I couldn't believe he even knew about the Hunger Games!
"Yeah, we're having them in 2013."
"You absolutely ARE NOT having the Hunger Games in 2013, and you ARE NOT training for them!" I went on to explain that the Hunger Games were very dangerous and that the kids in the movie got hurt and killed doing them.
I am appalled that 8, 9, and 10 year old kids are thinking that it would be fun to emulate what was in the Hunger Games movie! Am I over-reacting here?