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Tis the Season: Will You Be $pending Your Money on Violence for the Kids This Year?

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Put your hands up!” he said, holding his imaginary gun. “BANG!!! You’re DEAD!”

The look in his eyes was playful and he wanted me to think he was being funny…. But, I couldn’t even pretend to crack a smile.  Instead, I glared back at him with this over-exaggerated frown on my face.  I felt bad for a second because I could see that he was disappointed I didn’t want to play his game.  But, my frown didn’t budge.  It COULDN’T budge.  I didn’t know this kid, he was about 8 or 9 years old and was just one of the many kids running around at the playground that day. Read the rest of this entry