Cramped Style


One of the things on my List is to earn the nickname “Uncle Fun.” Through a stroke of good luck I got two nephews this last summer when my Brother-in-law remarried. They aren’t old enough to teach about guns, girls, and farting into fires but at least they are out of diapers.

We agreed to exchange Christmas gifts between the cousins this year. When we went to “The Big City” today, one of our “To Dos” was to get the gifts for these boys. I told the Lil’ Lady not to worry I had it covered but, when I got back to the cart I was forced to listen to a lecture about “Age Appropriateness.” It’s not like the darts were cheap ones, they were professional grade; and the spray paint was gold.

Sheesh.

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  1. I had that talk with my daughter when I inquired about her boys interests and ideas for Xmas presents. “The little one (6 months) is still in the sleepin’ and poopin’ phase, so clothes or stuffed animals would be good. The other one (2 yrs and 9 months) is into motorcycles and guns.” There was a pause,and “NO! He’s still too little for a real gun!” So, I got him a a toy gun with a wood stock and a working bolt action. A friend of mine commented “Only you would give two-and-a-half year old a toy gun that won’t break when he buttstrokes his baby brother.”
    Now I have to wait another year to give him his .22 rifle.

    • LOL

  2. I got a real dart board as a Christmas gift when I was in high school. Mom said, “Hell no! Not in my house!”. So it sat on the shelf (unused) for ten years. We finally donated it last year.

    I must agree with the wife on this one.

    • You will never become Uncle Fun with that attitude.

  3. I think that my gender us the biggest impediment to me becoming uncle fun.

    • Nope, It’s all in the mind set.


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