The day before Christmas, i was at the checkout at Walgreen. The clerk asked if I needed any last minute batteries. I looked at her and said “I’ve got four kids and none of them are getting stuff that needs batteries. In fact, I bought my boys knives and guns for Christmas.”
I got the full hands on hips, eye roll, suck in the breath and “you should be ashamed of yourself” treatment.
I explained that it was my duty as a father to teach my kids the proper safe use of such tools. She backed off rather quickly and actually agreed with me.
My 6 & 4 year old grand kids’ guns need batteries for the laser sights.
(Do they even still make those?)