Really, believe me.... we don't promote violence. Really.
But... well... somehow, boys just know how to be boys....
This video was shot at my birthday party last week. The "battle" began spontaneously between my nephew A-man (the blond) and my J-man (shorter and not so blond), and after a minute of completely normal, appropriate boy battling with the very safe foam swords, I just had to try and capture the beauty. They loved it. I loved it.
I think I see some pretty good interaction and turn taking going on. What do you think? Oh, and although you can't hear it, J-man followed some "encouraging instructions" from the sidelines. The Cops and Robbers soundtrack provided for your pleasure (and to protect the bad influences.. ahem...lets just leave it at that).
J-man has really taken a keen interest in his cousin, which is just flippin wonderful. A-man is a little older (5) and filled with energy and great ideas, and J-man definitely is paying attention. As I have always known he does.
But really.... believe me.... we don't necessarily condone violence... but what is a little foam swordplay between cousins?