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(The Sun)   Study: 78% of parents won't let their snowflakes play outside   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 16
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2012-11-04 09:29:53 AM  
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Lunaville: ninotchka: Lunaville: I understand giving into the peer pressure to keep your kids on lock down at all times. I periodically make my kids go outside. I have neighbors come over and report that my children were riding their bikes in the road. Yes, well circling the front lawn gets awfully boring. On another occasion, a neighbor dropped by because he thought I should know my kids were playing in the narrow strip of woods behind our house. He looked perfectly horrified when I said "Yeah, I gave them a choice between going out to play or scrubbing the toilet."

I haven't done that in a while and it's time for me to get back on my toes. Yesterday, my kids spent about 10 hours on electronic devices. One spent the entire day playing a single video game. We all love our computerized activities, but geesh, that's not healthy.

Do you live in my neighborhood? People are ridiculous here. Most of them either have no kids or have one precious snowflake

I've found people with no kids at all are nearly always parenting experts.


Well of course we are. When you have kids your brain gets clouded by all those chemicals that MAKE you love the little shiat no matter what. Those of us without kids don't have this problem.

It would be downright selfish of us not share what our unaltered brains can see so clearly. It's kind of a civic duty, and you're welcome.
2012-11-04 09:16:56 AM  
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muzzrphochr: dittybopper: i52.tinypic.com

You were making a good point....till this pic. Packing a cannon may be a tad extreme.


He's *CLEANING* it.
2012-11-04 08:38:05 AM  
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thurstonxhowell: Uhhh, kids under 10 shouldn't play in the street. Hell, unless you live on a quiet cul-de-sac, no one should play in the street. The street is for cars.


Especially ones named "Desire".
2012-11-04 08:25:25 AM  
2 votes:
I remember when my parents wouldn't let me play inside.
2012-11-04 06:53:46 PM  
1 votes:
I for one, hope more mothers allow their kids to play in traffic. Thank-you, The Sun, for shining light on this important issue.
2012-11-04 09:31:45 AM  
1 votes:
When I was a wee lad my Mum regularly urged me to "go play in the highway" as we lived quite close to Rt.23 in NJ. She was also keen on "selling me to the gypsies" which evidently were in short supply in our area.
2012-11-04 08:57:58 AM  
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orbister: thurstonxhowell: Uhhh, kids under 10 shouldn't play in the street.

"Play in the street" is UK -speak for "play around the neighbourhood", as opposed to playing in parks, gardens and other set-aside areas.


Yet another example of two peoples separated by a common language.
2012-11-04 08:51:45 AM  
1 votes:
I'm so nervous I won't even let my kid be born.
2012-11-04 08:47:57 AM  
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com

Hater's gonna hate
2012-11-04 08:39:55 AM  
1 votes:

Cerebral Knievel: A childhood without an oppertunity operatunitee to loose a finger is a childhood wasted.


Sorry, pet peeve.
2012-11-04 08:37:52 AM  
1 votes:
A childhood without an oppertunity to loose a finger is a childhood wasted.
2012-11-04 08:37:26 AM  
1 votes:
The shock findings also reveal most people feel less safe than they did ten years ago, even though crime is DOWN.

Not that sensationalist, fear-mongering media like THE SUN have anything to do with this.
2012-11-04 08:35:25 AM  
1 votes:

INeedAName: there were times my mother had to practically put out an APB to figure out where my friends and I had wandered off to.


My parents didn't have that problem, because they didn't call us.
They'd call the dogs.

/Dogs went where we went.
/we went where the dogs went.
/German shepherds know where the action is at.
2012-11-04 08:30:12 AM  
1 votes:

kd8our: What shavs downing cider, kicking in mail boxes and stealing purses from old ladies. innit great.


Speak English to me, Tony. I thought this country spawned the farking language, and so far nobody seems to speak it.
2012-11-04 08:28:06 AM  
1 votes:
This must be where the Morlocks get their start.
2012-11-04 08:20:10 AM  
1 votes:
Moms and dads, put them outside. The strong ones will survive and be able to take care of you in your old age. A weak kid won't do you any good when you're 75, so cull them now and save a buck or two
 
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