I drove by the school where friends and I used to ride up on biked and play on the playground today. Gone were the merry-go-rounds. Gone were the swings. Gone were the various monstrous creations of grey pipes making any number of shapes for us to climb on.
Everything had been replaced with plastic things, none over the height of five feet, surrounded by a sea of wood chips a foot deep.
I want my kids to grow up learning that there are consequences for the dumb things we do. I want mothers who’s first response to their kid is “that’s what you get for hanging upside down like that, I hope it hurt.”
Stupid lawyers and overprotective parents.
I reall miss these.