Originally Posted by laureen227
kids will play whatever they want, regardless of the toys they have to hand.
my cousin didn't want her boys to have toy guns, so she didn't buy them any. they made 'guns' out of everything - even peanut butter sandwiches!
personally, i think a VeggieTales line would probably do better. but maybe there already is one?
My cousins were the same way -- they weren't allowed to own toy guns, so they just made their own. At no point did my aunts or uncles ever explain to the kids why
they considered guns bad or off-limits, or try to impart some kind of lesson to them about proper gun safety ... No, they just tried to ban guns entirely, which of course never works.
And yeah, kids will play with just about anything, and it may or may not have anything to do with the original intent of the toys. I played with rocks and sticks (not for a lack of toys, mind you, but just because they were there); you know the magnetic letters and numbers kids get that we put on fridges? I pretended they were people. Really. (And certain numbers/letters were a specific gender. I can't remember how I figured that
one out ...) Just because kids have religious toys doesn't mean those toys will be used to re-enact bible stories.
Think of all the naughtiness those toys can get up to ...