posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 04:07 PM
I take issue with this in many ways...the least of which is that a parent isn't "allowed" to raise their own kid, their way anymore or so it would
There were 8 of us...8...sent outside in almost every kind of weather, we knew the rules: stop in for a sandwich or fruit if you were hungry and have
your butt back for dinner, promptly served at 5pm!
We roamed, rattled about, imposed on other kitchens and people, got in fights, resolved them that same day, broke a few bones and windows, and had a
heck of a childhood learning how to problem solve, be resorceful with our entertainments, and to just be kids who KNEW the boundaries and RESPECTED
the parents who laid them out!
Everyone turned out just fine, a few scars from tree limbs that didn't catch us when we fell but just fine.
If this kid's Mom, who is the only one who "knows him and their living situation" thought it was okay? It was probably okay! She did absolutely
NOTHING wrong IMHO to allow him to walk a bit.
I realize the world's a "different place" but is it?
The hovering and sniping parents, the competetive and judgemental attitudes of parents and kids, the kids who can't open a flippin' juice box
without having a hand-held and it done for them...it's ridiculous IMHO and yes, I have family members "guilty" of such behavior and the older
silblings among us LAUGH at them and sneak their kids out to climb trees, shoot BB guns, and eat too many doughnuts in one sitting!
It's part of the "process" and it's being turned into some sort of social-experiment as to "who and whose kid" gets the most brownie-points for
being the most obnxious and overbearing.
I credit my love of adventure, bright mind, and ablity to sense right from worng to a childhood that allowed me to discover the world a bit in my own