I raised my girl and stepkids (and their friends) around guns. It's normal for them, and my grandkids, to shoot and own guns... even built an AR15 for my only daughter's birthday two years ago, then bought her ammo last year.That’s my game plan someday if he ever talks to me about it. Although my boys see their father, my own father tries to assume role of being “the protector” for his baby girl (me) and his grandsons. It’s not a negative situation. He just avoids the topic. My younger brother and I have had discussions about it in front of our Dad, but he won’t engage in the conversation. I don’t bring it up directly with him, because I know he’s not ready for it. He still doesn’t acknowledge I have a tattoo that I’ve had for 13 years now and it covers 1/4 of my leg
Many years ago I was taken aback when my 18yr old baby girl showed me her belly button ring. Yikes, she wasn't a kid anymore. About 5 yrs ago she got a tat on her shoulder blade... sorry but I really don't like tats!!! Never said anything to her tho. My mom always told me if you can't say anything positive not to say anything at all... maybe that's your dad's gig.