posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 08:40 AM
I was born in the late 1970s, and I remember that the playground at my school was on blacktop. The metal jungle gym, horse-swings with screws
sticking out, and even swing sets were all on blacktop. No rounded edges, no padding... we fell, we got scraped up, we got over it. My childhood
was spent covered in bruises, often with proud stories to go with each one.
In the community where I currently live, I am sad to see they are tearing down a wonderful (and older) wood playground in favor of installing brightly
colored, plastic, round, hurt-proof, equipment.
I'm not saying I want my kids to get hurt, per se... but, really, it is part of growing up. We can't raise our kids in a padded world. Are they
going to come crying to me when they get a splinter for the first time at age 30??
And don't get me started on the whole "everyone gets a trophy" thing. I couldn't possibly roll my eyes any further into the back of my head with
Anyway, great video... thanks for sharing!