E brought down a Nerf gun from her room and said, “Mom if this was a real, I would keep my finger off the trigger, check and be sure it was empty and point it in a safe direction. That would be safe right?’
She is standing in my kitchen with a toy gun so I say “Yeah”.
Then she says, “But, it is not a real gun, so is it OK to point it at people and shoot?”
“Yes, that is why mommy and daddy bought it.”
E- “Well. The Boy (that is her 7-year-old brother. She nick named him The Boy) shot the dog and that is wrong.”
Me- “Wow, that was a roundabout way to tattle on your brother.”
The Boy standing next to her with a look of oh-crap-I-am-in-big-trouble and staring at me with puppy dog eyes.
Me- “Boy, do not shoot the dog.”
He skips off smiling and E looks a little deflated.
I have to say kind of out of character for E, but also kind of funny.