Friday, November 14, 2008

George Michael Says...

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart... the very next day, you gave it away....
Sorry. Couldn't be helped.

This year, the Martinez Co. Christmas is being sponsored by my employer. I got a great big gift card bonus for my 7th anniversary here (and don't even get me started on why I've been here that long) Each year we get the kids one "big" present. Either something huge, like the Wii, or just something they really want, like bicycles. This year, it's paintball guns.

Yep, I know what you're thinking. What kind of lunatic gets paintball guns for little kids?! THIS kind of lunatic! (cue deranged smile)

Actually it was my husband's idea, and at first, I said absolutely not. But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Of course they're still too young and fragile to actually go to a paintball park. Range? Course? What the heck do you call those places? Anyway, I digress. We got D a small paintball "marker" - since retailers don't call them guns anymore. Belly got an even smaller one, made just for kids. We got them each 500 paintballs and A TARGET. Yep, we got targets to set up in the back yard, in front of our garage, so they can play with them without anyone getting hurt!

Next year, maybe we'll go skydiving! Muahahaha!

8 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

in front of your garage? Are they washable paints, lol.

Chris said...

My boys have paintball guns. The only one whose ever gotten hurt is my biggest "boy", that's would be hubby. He shot himself in the hand at point blank range while showing off for the boys. I used it as a teaching opportunity. I laughed hysterically while he rithed (sp?) in pain and told the boys "Now see there, that is what NOT to do!"

Charmed said...

I LOVE that song!!!

Dawn said...

I think it's great. You're teaching them to be responsible early on with any type of gun.

Dawn said...

Oh, and hurrah on the bonus!

TexasBrian said...

I love that song MORE. :-)

Joe and Leanna said...

It's all for good 'family' fun, right? Now you just have to monitor Hubs to make sure he doesn't 'take over'. LOL We do the same for our boys and one of the boys is always trying to convince dad it is their turn..... ;)

And, guess there are more lunatic moms out here than you thought, huh? Yep, we have paintball guns too! Must be mandatory (especially) for boys! Although I have just as much fun as they do playing with their toys...

Veronica Garcia said...

OMG, THERE SEEMS TO BE A BIG RISE IN THE LOVE FOR PAINTBALLING! DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MANY OF MY FRIENDS ARE DOING IT THIS YEAR!!!

And they're trying to get me to go..... NOT. I don't like pain. :)