Serious Fun : Real Toys, Real Guns, Real World

Plastic cap gun colored with gold sharpie. Orange tip removed. Weighs less than an ounce. Purchased for $4.29. Not allowed to be played with outside.

My car slowly rolls forward behind the line of cars all carrying their precious cargo of children to school in the morning. My son grumbles that I didn’t pull up close enough but starts to get out anyway. I grab his arm and pull him back for his mandatory kiss good-bye, at which he rolls his eyes but smiles just the same. We leave with love. Always. It might be the last time I see him. I’ve experienced…