Wordless Wednesday You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid! #WW


Okay, so this will be my last Christmas related post – I promise!

We love A Christmas Story and watch it every year as a family. Who knew stores actually still sell the Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun? We found it at the Tractor Supply Store, bought it and put it under the tree for James. As a result of the long distinct box, he had a good idea of what it was….

Why does Ryan have a bar of soap in his mouth? In case you are not familiar with the movie, Ralphie swears in front of this Dad and his Mom made him sit in solitude with a bar of soap in his mouth. Ryan must have been curious to try this, because when I mentioned taking a picture of the Red Ryder, he was at the ready with his bar of Zest.


It turns out they really like the Red Ryder and had fun shooting at some cans in our yard.


gun4 gun2 gun3Nope. No one shot their eye out!

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Kristi Maloney is a work from home mom to two boys ages 9 and 12. Since 2009, she has featured in-depth product, and book reviews and hosted high-quality, exciting giveaways on her blog Moms Own Words. When she is not blogging about life in New England, tips on everything and anything, recipes and the antics of her boys, you can find her providing taxi, laundry, meal preparation and decluttering services for her family. Email at maloney(dot)Kristi@gmail(dot)com.

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  1. 1

    Hilarious! It’s one of my favorite movies of all time and that is so awesome. I bet my nine year old would have LOVED to get one, but I think I will hold off for a few years before I get him one lol.

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    LOL Ryan has a good sense of humour ;-)

    Have a very Happy New Year & all the best for 2014 ;-)

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    Oh my goodness! They really got into reenacting those scenes. Love it! Glad no one shot their eye out.

    Have a happy new year!

  4. 4

    My grandson has one of these his dad got him last year and he can only use with daddy around. Scared me first seeing his glasses twisted so was glad to read all was well. Happy New Year!

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    Glad no one shot their eye out! My four year old love guns already not that he has any like this. He just loves to pretend, like pretend jelly guns (he got it from Despicable Me).

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    Every time I saw those at the store I could only think that some kid out there would shoot their eye out. Happy New Year!

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    One of my favorite movies! Remember the pink bunny suit? One of my church friends got one from her aunt this year. I have a picture of her wearing it. She’s grown, married, and 6 months pregnant. It’s hysterical! Hugs to you in New England! Keep warm! Teresa from NanaHood.com

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    This is so cool! I loved this movie and your photo set up is great! Happy New Year!

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    Karen Glatt says:

    This post really caught my eye! Pun intended! I like the Christmas Story movie, and think that this blog post about your kids is hilarious! I thought it was funny, and I wonder how long your son kept that bar of soap in his mouth!

  10. 10

    LOL! I love this! That’s my favorite Christmas movie. You should totally use those pictures for your Christmas Cards next year! Happy New Year

  11. 11

    Too funny! Your boys have a good sense of humor. :-D

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    Jessica H. says:

    What a funny picture! My girls love that movie as well, but I don’t think they would reenact the soap scene! But they made us watch it when my oldest got her BB gun for Christmas last year. Thank you for sharing!

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    I remember that movie. It was cute. Glad everyone’s eyes are still in the right place. :O) Happy new Year!

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    I hope he stays safe and plays responsibly.


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    Bleh. Makes my mouth feel yucky just looking at the soap in his mouth. (his expressions isn’t too happy either.

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    We love that movie. If we had a backyard, I think I would get my daughter the BB gun. In NYC, I dont think its a good idea to have.

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    I adore that movie too! The soap makes me giggle because my brother got that treatment a lot as a kid and I was curious so I tried it on myself. Not good!

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    Love that movie, so funny.

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    my father in law got my 6 yr old son at the time a bb gun,he had ask us an we said no he was too young,an then went an got it anyway,,,if he had been your sons ages I would have been more okay with it,,so it got put up for a few years ,,my son will be 40 this year an still remembers that gun,,he had to wait 3 yrs on,,lol,,,,an yes I used to put soap on a wet wash cloth an wash their mouths out with a tiny bit of soap,,it worked really well,,,

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    kristi maloney says:

    That must have been tough for your son….it’s funny, they could both take it or leave it. Right now they are playing in the foot and a half of snow that we got last night. Yeah, I can’t believe Ryan voluntarily put that soap in his mouth. Crazy! Glad it worked for you! :)

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    The big boys here (grown) are shooting targets this week too. It’s ten below zero today, so my guess is they’ll be staying in. ;)

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    Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Omg I had no idea they still made the Red Ryder BB gun. I had one when I was growing up and loved it. I was somewhat of a tomboy but still loved my baby dolls. So glad to know the Red Ryder is still made.

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    kelly willis says:

    to funny but the bad thing is I can really see my three boys doing it

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