boy and girl have conversation (with interjections from Mom) while using stuffed animal arms and legs like bazookas -
boy: Pretend he's shooting poo at you!
girl: Yeah! Hahaha! Poo and pee!
Me: Gross guys. No potty talk.
boy: Ok, pretend he's shooting throw-up...
Me: No, what if he shoots like... jello? Like in the Snoodles Tale. Remember in the Snoo...
boy: Noooo. What about fire?
girl: Ok! (with great big smile across her lips)
boy: What about firecrackers?!
me: How about something nicer - like water balloons??!!
boy: OKAY!! I'm gonna shoot water balloons at you - and pretend you're allergic to water and it pops on your face!
As much resistance as I put up, that whole conversation makes me chuckle. Honestly though, I have no idea how much violence is too much. Where to draw the line. Clearly they see my suggestions as "aww Mooom, that's so boring!" And what they're suggesting is not awful. It's gross, but it's not in the same caliber to me as saying, 'I'm gonna kill you', which we don't allow. If I had all boys I probably wouldn't make such an issue about all the grossness and shooting and whatnot because it's the nature of boys, I think. (Am I wrong there?) But what we have here is a girl sandwich. A girl smack in the middle of two boys. Does that change the rules?? What do you think? What would you do?