On Valentine's Day we bought Eli and BB Gun which just cracks me up because only in the South is it appropriate to show your love for someone by giving them a weapon. Ha!
Eli didn't ask for a gun, but Eric insisted that he would love it, and he was right. Eli was so excited and promptly ran outside to shoot at Coke cans.
While this is certainly a "right of passage" for a boy, I can't help but marvel at the "right of passage" this for a father. Just as I dream of the day I can take Ellie to Miss Kentucky and share that joy with her, Eric grew up wanting a son to share his passion with.
I have a hunch that next year when quail season rolls around, these boys of mine will find themselves going hunting most Saturdays, and I couldn't be happier for them!