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2014-02-13 05:45:21 PM  
Makes it easier to put them on the runner in the back yard when you get home from walking your kids.
 
2014-02-13 05:50:28 PM  
RoxtarRyan:

That is one cute kid!

Again, Congrats & Godspeed through teething time.
 
2014-02-13 06:00:47 PM  
This is exactly what I would expect to happen where a physical activity can't even be called a sport because after you roll the ball, it is returned to you as you eat and talk.

/I have hung out at a bowling alley while relatives bowled, if the kid isn't bowling the kid is likely being ignored.
 
2014-02-13 06:02:22 PM  

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


Hey, now; there are plenty of responsible parents in Wisconsin who leave the kids at home when they want to go out drinking...


/Easy? Too easy.
//I have built it, they shall come
 
2014-02-13 06:05:52 PM  

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?


I learned the merit of a toddler leash in the middle of the orchid displays in Longwood Gardens.
 
2014-02-13 06:06:10 PM  

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.


That's what shirt collars and jacket hoods (ZIP OFF ONLY) are for.
Choke chain, without the condemnation.
 
2014-02-13 06:09:49 PM  

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.


^THIS

That and the kid freaks out when you do this, as it was complete reversal of what they were doing. They learn it serious shiat when you run off from Mom or Dad without permission.
 
2014-02-13 06:12:02 PM  

llortcM_yllort: ArcadianRefugee: llortcM_yllort: umad: Why child leashes breeding licenses should be mandatory.

FTFY subby

How 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?


IUD's.
Arm Implant Hormonal Control.

If they found a way to dissolve scar tissue or a way to remove the essure implants, then that could be reversible too.
 
2014-02-13 06:13:30 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: zimbomba63: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Child leashes are for parents too stupid or unwilling to parent

Have 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]


You may think I'm being facetious in my response, but I'll be damned if it doesn't feel like that somedays. Especially with your arms full of other budles of clothing/groceries/etc.
 
2014-02-13 06:17:23 PM  

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.


From personal experience( I was leashed in Washington DC in public from 2 to 4), this can be both a benefit and a detriment.

Brain power: Heightened, because i was able to explore my surroundings/satisfy curiousity, while still maintaining safety.
But the minute the leash came off, I was still that exploratory kid, and would still sometimes get distracted or wander off, because I never lost that sense of absolute safety while I was exploring.

:\
 
2014-02-13 06:22:27 PM  

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?


Technically, at the age of 12 you can leave you child at home alone, and most 12 year olds don't need to be duct taped, but even if they were, they could figure out how to move the chair about and either get a knife to get themselves out of it or use the phone and call somebody for help.

So it would be acceptable for age 12. Prior to that, take the effin' kid with you.
If you need to: Leash them.
Yeesh.
 
2014-02-13 06:37:02 PM  

neversubmit: Kinky


"It's only kinky the first time."
 
2014-02-13 06:58:13 PM  
I have to say. I'm just not feeling anything towards this. Just Meh.  My daughter is 23 and probably more stable and sane than I am. Never used a tether, but there were certainly times when Damn! That would have been convenient, and probably would leave less scars than some she still has from doing stupid things. OTOH, stupid things help make us who we are. I kind of think, had it occurred to me 20yrs ago. I probably would have used one. If your kid is especially precocious then use one, or pay more attention. I really can't get a hate on for this. Whatever works for you and your child. *shrug*
 
2014-02-13 07:18:18 PM  

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"


Completely adorable! Enjoy him.
 
2014-02-13 07:34:12 PM  

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.


You couldn't get a dick past her lips with a sledgehammer.
 
2014-02-13 07:43:48 PM  
I have boys who are 2 and 3. Haven't had to leash them yet.

They get their lack of ambition from their old man.
 
2014-02-13 08:07:06 PM  

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).

/would love to see leashes made mandatory
//not being a parent, though, I am not allowed to have an opinion on this issue because I just can't understand it
///must have three sets of slashies
 
2014-02-13 11:09:03 PM  

zimbomba63: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Child leashes are for parents too stupid or unwilling to parent

Have 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.


It wasn't THIS one, was it?

2.bp.blogspot.com

/still laughing my ass off...
 
2014-02-14 12:03:12 AM  
I used to loop an extra belt through the rugrat's overalls and hold onto that.  It worked great and had some jackass said anything I could have flogged them on the spot.
 
2014-02-14 02:23:58 AM  
It's never a good thing when my hometown hits the main page.
 
2014-02-14 02:25:24 AM  
It's never a good thing when my hometown hits the main page.

/Bon Iver sucks
 
2014-02-14 09:07:02 AM  

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.


Remember Ricky Holland...
 
2014-02-14 09:13:13 AM  

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).


I would have just went to the manager and told him what's going on. Chances are they don't want a lawsuit.
 
2014-02-14 10:56:09 AM  

ajax6677: It's never a good thing when my hometown hits the main page.


Had to see who else was from Eau Claire. I wouldn't have put that much personal info on your profile. Farkers are not to be trusted (including me).
 
2014-02-14 05:14:06 PM  
Hey, I remember being leashed as a child. I didn't mind it.

/the fact that it was a pretty neon color made it kind of cool.
 
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