A South Dakota mom’s blog post ranting against her sons’ school’s rules against toy guns has gone viral and won her friends and enemies.
Stephenie Metz, 29, says that, despite a society that might frown more and more on toy guns, she’ll always let her sons play with theirs.
‘I feel like this teaches them to do the things they want to do, while respecting others’ rules and regulations,’ Metz writes in a post that also criticizes bullied girls who ‘contemplate suicide’ and parents who pay too much attention to their children.
Her blog The Metz Family Adventures is usually more lighthearted and features posts about their travels, cooking, and her son’s type 1 diabetes.
But a post from October 25 titled Why My Kids Are NOT the Center of My World was a bit of a departure.
‘This post contains subject matter about which I feel very strongly. As are most emotionally heated issues,’ writes Metz. ‘I suppose it’s controversial. But hey, I feel how I feel and that’s not going to be changed.’
Metz was provoked into writing the post, which had over 500 comments as of Wednesday evening, by something her son said to her.