Sniffers Row: Knowing that this was Wisconsin, the parents were probably in the bar drinking cheap well drinks and a half basket into losing their weekly paycheck playing pull tabs
bourbonslurp: Before my second kid, I was in the "how about be a parent and watch your kid" crowd. My second kid...So what colors do they come in? Do they make retractable ones so you can give 'em some slack or real 'em back in? How difficult are they for the kid to take off?
give me doughnuts: Nexzus: Before I had a kid, I would look at parents with their kids on leashes and shake my head, wondering how hard I would be hit if I asked "does he know any tricks"Now that my little guy is 28 months old, I do have an understanding why a parent would use a child leash. I would never, ever do it, but I do understand.Yes, you would much rather he ran into traffic. Splendid.
otherginger: Your kid isn't an animal, don't treat it like one.I used to look down on parents who used leashes until I had a VERY active child who, at some point, squirmed out of my grasp and ran headlong for a two story escalator and this gigantic mall. I got the back of her jacket and yanked her back just before she tumbled down the thing. At that point. leashes looked like a very practical accessory and while I never actually got one, I never sneered at people using them again.
llortcM_yllort: ArcadianRefugee: llortcM_yllort: umad: Why child leashes breeding licenses should be mandatory.FTFY subbyHow the hell would you even enforce such a thing? What do you do about accidental pregnancies?Mandatory reversible sterilization. Want it back? Get a license.Is that even a thing?
Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: zimbomba63: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Child leashes are for parents too stupid or unwilling to parentHave twins and say that. When our twins were about 2 1/2, there was a picture in the newspaper of my wife with the twins on leashes, one going north, at full speed, the other headed south.So, like this?[www.flashbackweekend.com image 800x451]
otherginger: The other thing about the leashes is, they actually allow the child more freedom than if you are holding the child or maintaining that death grip on their hand. They can sort of spread out to explore more.
Barnstormer: As a non-parent, can someone tell meat what age does it become unacceptable to duct-tape your kid to a chair?I mean, suppose you have to go out and just can't afford or find a baby-sitter? Is the duct-tape method really that bad?
RoxtarRyan: Primitive Screwhead: RoxtarRyan: Just having my son being born last week, I should be learning more and more on Fark of what not to do as a parent, but really, most of the parents featured in articles on here just lack common farking sense.Congrats and Best of luck, sir!My little girl turns 1 tomorrow.It's one hell of a fun ride.Exhausting, but fun ;)I am massively psyched! Really, I'm in it for the slave labor I will eventually get out of him. :)[img.fark.net image 536x950]/my friends are calling him "Wee Baby Seamus"
Fano: cgraves67: If I remember my Freudian psychology correctly, this child will grow up to have an aversion to women with large mouths.So, no oral from the chick from 4 Non Blondes? I mean seriously, she could fit like 8 dicks in there.
sandi_fish: How the heck do you let a little one get that far away?
zimbomba63: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Child leashes are for parents too stupid or unwilling to parentHave twins and say that. When our twins were about 2 1/2, there was a picture in the newspaper of my wife with the twins on leashes, one going north, at full speed, the other headed south.
EnormousGreenRageMonster: sandi_fish: How the heck do you let a little one get that far away?Just not paying attention. I was bowling last week and the 3 year old in the lane next to me was sticking his hands in the ball return, just as a ball was coming back. I had to catch it to stop his hand being crushed between 'em. Mom? She was sitting back in the seats tapping on her smart phone, completely ignoring junior and his sister (who was climbing over the seats and about to crash down into the drinks on the table next door).
ajax6677: It's never a good thing when my hometown hits the main page.
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