So, after 18 yrs of marriage the Mrs & I decided to take the kid plunge and have adopted a 7 yr old boy. For almost 3 weeks now I've had a rambunctious and enthusiastic little person living with me whose only knowledge about guns is that they're cool cuz he's seen them on t.v. and in a few video games. He doesn't know that I own any guns, and refers to the safe in the hallway as a "dresser". But he has seen a couple antique and non-functioning revolvers I have displayed in my office, and his reaction (YOU HAVE REAL GUNS?!?!?!?) told me we have some fun days at the range ahead of us. After he's been with us a while and we all really get to know and trust each other, I'll start teaching him, but my question is about what to do in the mean time. As I said, he doesn't know that I own any guns, but due to a little rough-housing he does know that there's typically something quite hard under my shirt on my left side. He even bonked his head on it pretty good once at church when he ran up and hugged me really hard from that side :huh:. He's asked about it a few times, but so far we've been able to deflect his questions with a little redirection . . . He's a very gregarious guy and loves to talk to people when we're out and about (we've been working on "red, green, & yellow light" people too) and has even told a few people at random that I'm adopting him. What I'm worried about is his excitement about guns combining with excitement about the fact that I'm carrying leading him to want to tell others. I'd rather he didn't tell anybody anything about whether we own guns or not, but I REALLY don't need him telling people I'm carrying . . . So, any experience out there?