Bubster: "Pretend you have a little finger and Roku is in your other hand."
(our little fingers talk and Roku is one of our little bears)
Little finger: "Hello, I'm a little finger talking."
Roku: "Hi! Did you call me?"
Bubster: "Yes. I wanted to show you my gun."
Little finger: "Oh! Your gun?"
Bubster: "Yes. It's a stit (stick) gun. See? It has a long neck and a bend in it to hold onto."
Roku: "How do you use it?
Bubster: "Oh! You press this button here and fire comes out here!"
Roku: "Oh gee! Sounds a bit frightening!"
Little finger: "Yeah!"
Bubster: "Oh it's not a real gun. It's a stick (stit) gun. If it were real, it would have a hole here where the fire comes out but it doesn't have a hole so it's not real." Shrugs shoulders sadly.
Roku and Little finger, nodding together: "Oh."
Roku: "Well, what do you need a gun for?"
Bubster: "Oh! To shoot pirates and scary guys and monsters and stuff. They are around." Looks around.
Little finger: "Huh."
Seems that the Bubster knows all about how guns work. (insert bewildered expression) He even made his toast into a gun a few weeks ago. I've heard of boys doing this but have never witnessed it myself. Well, now I have. It's no longer an urban myth!
So when you can't beat em, join em. We regularly go around and shoot all the pirates in the back garden, all the monsters in the closet and those scary guys lurking around corners.