Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Red Ryder

One of our favorite Christmas movies is A Christmas Story.  TBS plays it for 24 hours straight every Christmas Eve.  We watch it about 12 times.  This year I even made shirts for Ryan and I to wear.

{In case you aren't familiar with A Christmas Story - it's the story of Ralphie and his quest to get a BB gun for Christmas.  He wants a “official Red Ryder carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.”}

When we were out shopping Ryan mentioned that he'd like to get the boys BB guns.  I said absolutely NO for B-man.  And I wasn't too thrilled about the other boys.  The conversation kinda faded out. 

I'm not very patient when it comes to gift giving.  If I get you something I want to give it to you immediately.  I might not even get home with it.  So, we don't do a lot of early shopping.  I usually wrap everything on Christmas Eve Day. 

This year before I went to bed, I walked by the tree and noticed packages that weren't there earlier and that I hadn't wrapped.  Ryan had done it, he bought the big boys BB guns.  

In the movie, Ralphie's dad hides the gun behind a desk.  After they open all their gifts, Ralphie's dad says "What's that over there?"  Ryan wanted that moment.  

And he got it.  After everyone had open their gifts, Ryan pointed the boys to the hidden gifts.  The big boys found Red Ryders and B found a Nerf gun.  

Ryan was so happy.  They went to the backyard with my uncle to learn some safety and shoot some water bottles.  They were pretty happy, momma was a little skeptical.

We got some very cold weather this week.  Zac decided the little pond in our neighborhood would be frozen over.  He wanted to go shoot at the frozen pond.  I had to take Ralphie's mom's line from the movie "You'll shoot your eye out!"

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