posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 04:30 PM
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by m3rlz
i guess that means dodgeball is out too, eh?
I HATED dodge ball. They boys threw the balls way too hard and us girls were always getting hurt. The gym teacher didn't care and the boys thought
it was 'flirty' to hit us girls. I absolutely hated dodge ball.
I got a basketball in my head once in 6th grade during a war based version of dodgeball.... It knocked me out, as I watched the ground coming towards
me. A few seconds later I was playing again. My mom's cousin was my 6th grade teacher.
The next year in jr high we were also playing dodgeball, but with throwing and kicking the ball. I got hit straight in the glasses. glasses broke, and
my eye got scratched. I had a pop quiz a half hour later, and scored a perfect "10" (A+)... Without my glasses.
Later on in high school, some kids used to have free style street fight competitions, best friends against each other, sometimes they ended up with a
busted lip. Also in highschool we used to play soccer against the teachers, in which we used to tackle them hard sometimes. And if you were a
goalkeeper, you had to stop 50mph balls.
All of being a kid growing up in the 80's & 90's. If you didn't get hurt a few times, you didn't have a childhood. Kids are being brought up to be
wimps these days.
P.S: Some of the girls used to love dodgeball as well, and some also used to throw really hard. If the boys hit them hard, they'd hit them back hard
as well. We didn't have any parent supervision at recess.. Perhaps only the lower grades sometimes. And parent's didn't sue. They came to either
argue, or punish the child if the child was wrong...
Take it from a guy who at 7 years old fell out a moving car and got dragged through the sand for a few seconds before his father noticed. Btw... I was
okay. I got only a few scratches, and one scar that is visible to this day.
[edit on 18-10-2006 by TheBandit795]