Sticky Parenting Situation of the Month

by Marinka on July 16, 2010

So, hypothetically speaking, if your son’s 9  year old camp friend gifts him a drawing that he made, lovingly titled “WORLD WAR 22” and it depicts armies and buildings with corpses falling out of them, do you schedule playdates at the artist’s house, your own house or the local precinct?

Just wondering.

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July 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Not sure of the proper venue, but you definitely put it on YouTube.

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A Mom on Spin July 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Not just any precinct, of course. . . the 22nd precinct!!!

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Janine July 17, 2010 at 12:48 am

Totally- maybe you can get a group rate.

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Jeanne July 16, 2010 at 8:36 pm

None of the above–at the shrink’s office.

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amy2boys
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July 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Boys are so sort of happily violent. My 3 yo is singing a song as I type about “that train track dumb!” and dismanteling it quite roughly. I don’t know…

Also, my work has blocked your blog and ruined my life. I can read The Bloggess but not Marinka, now what the hell kind of sense does that make?

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Sophie, Inzaburbs July 16, 2010 at 9:48 pm

At your house, of course. He is obviously a John Connor. And only he can protect you when the Militia is roaming the post-apolocalyptic burned-out streets. Keep him close and you will survive 😉

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dusty earth mother July 16, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Send your kid to a different camp. One where they’re only allowed to draw butterflies.

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Allyson July 16, 2010 at 11:49 pm

It’s nice to know, though, that people are still around after World Wars 3-21.

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Sophie@Fabrications July 17, 2010 at 1:12 am

Hey, no naked women in his drawing? There’s no problem.

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anna see July 17, 2010 at 11:25 am

Ha! Just come over to my house for a mommy/son playdate– my kid probably drew it.

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Heija July 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Get him to do your Christmas card.

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I'm Nate's Mom July 19, 2010 at 8:06 am

You mean “gives,” not “gifts,” right? Why must the English language keep changing?!

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tracey July 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Wait: There’s something wrong with that scenario? Hypothetically speaking, of course..

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