As many of you know, I grew up knowing nothing about firearms and I raised my children to be afraid of guns and I wouldn't let them have guns as toys. Then I was converted by someone who spent hours explaining to me that guns were not dangerous in the hands of responsible people and then took me to a shooting range and put an Uzi in my hands. The rest is history. Well, my oldest son has gone shooting with me. I was so proud to be taking him shooting. But after he 'left the nest', he got a FOID card before I did because his buddies were interested in guns and if my son wanted to handle guns at the gun shop or wanted to go shooting with them, he needed a FOID card. My oldest son was shocked when I bought my first gun but supported my new found interest. My daughter was disgusted when I bought my first gun. She didn't even want to discuss it. My youngest son was almost angry at me for that gun purchase. Over time, I occasionally ask them if they would like to go shooting with me. My youngest still refuses but my daughter has been getting interested. She spends some time up in Wisconsin at her friends cabin and all their friends up there hunt, own guns, go fishing, etc. Last time up at the cabin my daughter tasted venison for the first time. A couple days ago one of her Wisconsin friends had a baby and her husband bought the newborn a pink Crickett. My daughter thought that was funny. I told her it happens more often than she thinks. I took this opportunity to ask if I could buy my granddaughter a pink Crickett. I braced myself..........and my daughter said, "When she gets old enough to shoot." (My granddaughter will be 7 in May.) I told her the little one IS old enough to shoot under constant and hands on supervision. I told my daughter I would not just hand her the rifle and let her shoot but I would be behind her, guiding her hands, giving her direction. My daughter said I could buy my granddaughter a pink Crickett as long as I kept it at my house. She lives in an apartment and sometimes workers come in to repair things while she's not home. I was ecstatic with the okay from my daughter. I am going to buy my granddaughter a pink Crickett for her birthday in May. Then, as if that wasn't enough good news for me, my daughter said she wouldn't mind having a rifle and that she wanted to go deer hunting. I told her it's not easy to deer hunt and you'd have to be a pretty good shot. I also told her I probably could find someone who would take her deer hunting. (Anyone want to take my daughter deer hunting? By the way, she's single!) I have great hopes that next time I ask her if she wants to go shooting with me she will go. I know once she fires that Mark II of mine she'll be hooked. I am slowly undoing the damage I have done in regards to firearms and raising my kids. I am so excited. Not to mention the Crickett is a perfect sized rifle for me, too.