Blazer wrote: There are people out in this world now that would consider your ideas child abuse, which is sad as fuck. Yeah, gotta let 'em get their hands dirty (literally and figuratively), much better for them physically and mentally in the long haul.
We’re now past that stage, but just let me say that children’s museums in general are more aggravating than they are worth. Shit is not properly cleaned. Kids sneezing, dripping, puking, pissing all over everything. I think we went twice and followed the kid around with wipes and hand gel the entire time. Then the pit of balls? Hand-foot-mouth disease haven. Would be cleaner to have him sit at the bar with you.
Eh, I’m not a big fan of ball pits but other than that I say let him get exposed to shit. It strengthens the immunity unlike the snowflakes who get sick over everything because they live in a bubble. We gave him peanut butter when he was a few months old for the same reason. No peanut allergies here. I fight against my parental instincts as much as I can to not be overly protective. He’ll get dirty, he’ll fall down, and ultimately it’ll be good for him. Not that it doesn’t kill me to see him get hurt sometimes, but if he’s 12 and not allowed to walk to school by himself then you have my permission to murder me.
I don’t even know if the craziest millennials would say a little dirt is child abuse, but I get what you’re saying. My son has barely even had the sniffles since he was 1 and has no allergies, no infections, no broken bones to date, and doesn’t even cry when he falls anymore.
Last edited on Sat Nov 9th, 2019 07:08 pm by srossi
This thread was great before AA ruined it.