My response to their pleas? Dramatic laughter in their hopeful little faces.
Adam took the adult approach and decided to inform them about real guns. The conversation went like this:
Adam: "Boys, do you know what we use real guns for?"
Picture this, my boys jumping on our bed in excitement. I'm pretty sure they thought they were closer to reaching their dreams now that Dad had engaged them in a real conversation about it.
Jude: "To shoot trees!" - What did trees ever do to Jude? I wonder.
Jet: "To shoot animals that are being bad!" - Jet gets a gun and his first order of business is to find Old Yeller and put him down.
Jagger: "To shoot the Rebels!" - Oh, my little Sith Lord, living in a constant state of warfare with the Jedis in his mind.
Adam busted out laughing and the conversation was over. Trust me, they won't be getting real guns anytime soon.
Lesson 105: one question asked, and the responses from my children offend environmentalists, PETA, and those who use the Force = white trash