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(Female First)   Crazed, overprotective parents now training kids in sports like sack racing so they will win school field-day events. In related news, sales of practice sacks are soaring on Amazon   (femalefirst.co.uk) divider line 33
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2014-07-15 08:43:48 AM  
That's a little more than over-protective.  When we, as a society, are teaching children...CHILDREN...what do to when in the sack, well that's just wrong.
 
2014-07-15 09:14:56 AM  
Unless I read the wrong article, it's about crazed parents training *themselves* in sack racing so they will win against *other parents*.

That said, if I see another parent training for a sack race, I'm going to point and laugh.
 
2014-07-15 09:21:36 AM  
On my hill training days, sometimes I'll suit up in a potato sack to really blast my quads and pre-break all my bones for greater flexibility.
 
2014-07-15 09:27:05 AM  
Proof that admonishing someone to "sack up" is foolishness.
 
2014-07-15 09:37:55 AM  
And to think your pathetic kid won the initial race from the sack to the egg. Think of the millions of goobers that he could have been instead.
 
2014-07-15 10:12:22 AM  
America, where sack races are still more popular than soccer.
 
2014-07-15 10:23:06 AM  
How about the third legged race.

/I always win at that.
 
2014-07-15 10:24:38 AM  
A further 221% of parents have even purchased stopwatches in order to beat their personal best.

The author's parents probably should have spent a little money on a tutor.
 
2014-07-15 10:27:16 AM  
If my spouse bought something on Amazon to make her better in the sack, she can use my credit card.
 
2014-07-15 10:28:58 AM  
I take my kid to a boxing gym 3 days a week so he can win the war he has on fear that the bullys in his school have waged on him. I get a lot of shiat from a lot of parents for not just teaching him non violence and not telling him to just take his beatings like everybody else.
 
2014-07-15 10:29:05 AM  
Practice is cheating.
 
2014-07-15 10:29:33 AM  
Yeah, this is a terrible trend.

But, my kid did beat your kid's sorry ass in the blindfolded egg race at the school carnival. Loser. Go cry. Wah.
 
2014-07-15 10:33:09 AM  

namegoeshere: A further 221% of parents have even purchased stopwatches in order to beat their personal best.

The author's parents probably should have spent a little money on a tutor.


That's like... twice the parents buying stopwatches...
 
2014-07-15 10:34:47 AM  
Let Mr. Burns win the sack race.
 
2014-07-15 10:36:02 AM  
Ummm, sack races can be fun for kids.

If it is something you can do witht hem that they enjoy, great.

Unless it is some parents yelling that their kid will fail at life unless they shave 10 seconds off their time who givs a fark.
 
2014-07-15 10:37:57 AM  
Sack racing and Female First in the same lede ..
 
2014-07-15 10:39:40 AM  
Old news is old....

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2014-07-15 10:41:23 AM  
Thats fine assholes I'll just teach my child how to get away with cheating/sabotage.
 
2014-07-15 10:43:15 AM  

ChipNASA: How about the third legged race.

/I always win at that.


Yeah, your mom told me you were quick to finish, but who calls their kid a 2 pump chump? That's just wrong.
 
2014-07-15 10:49:00 AM  
Trying is lame, they gotta work on their cool apathetic persona
 
2014-07-15 10:52:18 AM  

SlothB77: America, where sack races are still more popular than soccer.


Pretty sure they're talking about England here. but still, it's nice to see the spread of amateurism into "professional" journalism

"The eagerness may have stemmed from non-other than posh and becks which saw David and Victoria Beckham take part in their son's school's parent relay race last year".
 
2014-07-15 10:56:42 AM  

orclover: I take my kid to a boxing gym 3 days a week so he can win the war he has on fear that the bullys in his school have waged on him. I get a lot of shiat from a lot of parents for not just teaching him non violence and not telling him to just take his beatings like everybody else.


I plan on having mine take self-defense classes. Actually, I'm going to take them as well, if I can find a place that has a large enough room to do a sort of "all-ages" thing (I'd like to be as involved as I can with activities and whatnot). Thankfully, I still have a few years, since he is only 5 months.
 
2014-07-15 11:07:43 AM  
I think the word "overprotective" doesn't quite cover it.

The correct term is "clinically insane."

When you want to stage manage every one of your kid's childhood experiences so that they're never disappointed by anything, you're mentally ill.

At that point, it's not even about your kid. It's clearly about you.
 
2014-07-15 11:12:28 AM  
just curious, how many people have ever actually done a sack race?

For me, only once.  I think it was 3rd grade
 
2014-07-15 11:22:48 AM  

gfid: just curious, how many people have ever actually done a sack race?

For me, only once.  I think it was 3rd grade


A few times a year where I grew up.

Albeit I suspect that was more a matter of the sacks being cheap to free and readily available, given I was in a rural area, than some overriding interest in the activity itself.  The same reason football was more popular than baseball up until the point where it became a league sport and you had to buy the pads.
 
2014-07-15 11:26:28 AM  

Billy Liar: SlothB77: America, where sack races are still more popular than soccer.

Pretty sure they're talking about England here. but still, it's nice to see the spread of amateurism into "professional" journalism

"The eagerness may have stemmed from non-other than posh and becks which saw David and Victoria Beckham take part in their son's school's parent relay race last year".



We apologise for the fault in the article. Those responsible have been sacked.
 
2014-07-15 11:29:20 AM  
Dnrta but I'm amazed there are still places with fun events at field days. It long ago changed here to "coaches revenge day". The only kids here who actually play are kindergarteners.
 
2014-07-15 11:54:02 AM  
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Now if only these farking morons would put the same effort into math and science
 
2014-07-15 12:19:53 PM  

gfid: just curious, how many people have ever actually done a sack race?

For me, only once.  I think it was 3rd grade


Our school holds an annual picnic that includes a balloon toss (parents and kids) and sack races (parents only).
 
2014-07-15 12:29:46 PM  

gambitsgirl: Dnrta but I'm amazed there are still places with fun events at field days. It long ago changed here to "coaches revenge day". The only kids here who actually play are kindergarteners.


Field Day used to be all about athletic competition with the winners getting ribbons in events like:

Running short distances
Running long distances
Jumping high
Jumping far
Throwing far


Now it is about water balloon toss, slip and slides, and bounce houses and EVERYBODY gets a blue ribbon at the end of the day.  Fark all that.    My kids think its lame.
 
2014-07-15 03:49:35 PM  
Female First? This the UK Jezebel?


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2014-07-15 06:32:48 PM  
No kids but I'm teaching my nephews the importance of being able to change a tire. Drive a manual transmission. Read a farking map instead of relying on satnav. You know how many people can't do those simple things?
 
2014-07-15 10:44:59 PM  

CaptainBeer: No kids but I'm teaching my nephews the importance of being able to change a tire. Drive a manual transmission. Read a farking map instead of relying on satnav. You know how many people can't do those simple things?


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