May 21, 2008

Fastest Shot in the West

We have a new game in our house called "Mommy Fall Down". It's quite popular in these parts and here is how it is played:

Robbie points his toy rifle at me and clicks the trigger. He can't pull it yet so he just taps it. When I hear the clicking I have to clutch my chest, leg, head, etc and start gasping and staggering. Then I fall down - preferably on the ottoman, couch or stairs. The more dramatic the staggering, the more he enjoys the game.

Once I hit the ground he giggles excitedly and says "Mommy Funny" and then puts down the rifle and runs over to give a big hug and lots of kisses wherever he shot me. Sometimes he gives me a drink from his sippy cup.

Then he says "Mommy Fall Down More!"

We have played this game about 849,201 times just today.

Where does a two year old learn this stuff? All he watches are Pixar movies, Noggin and Sprout. It's not like we sit him down each Thursday with a new version of Grand Theft Auto... the gun obsession must be passed down in the DNA.

EDIT: As soon as I hit "Publish" I realized where he learned this! His favorite movie for several weeks has been The Fox and the Hound...lots and lots of rifle wielding scenes!


Amber Ro said...

Little robbie is a crack up. I wish I could be a fly on the wall during this game. It would be fun to see your dramatic side as you "die" and then come alive again :)
What a good mom you are-I don't know how to be a good mom to a little boy!

Kim said...

This is hilarious. I love that "shot" of him. I am so funny...but really what a cutie.