Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Why would you think this is okay?

Things I've seen parents do that made me scratch my head:
  • Let a two and a half year old carry a container of lighter fluid ("It has a childproof cap!")
  • Put a fifteen month old on top of a five-foot tall climbing structure, tell him to jump, and catch him
  • Let a five and a half year old girl play outside without a shirt (it wasn't that hot out)
  • Let a two and a half year old brush his own teeth and not go back to rebrush
  • Issue idle threats when a four year old hits and throws wood chips at other children
  • I know there are gazillions more, but I just can't think of them right now.

Some of these happened to my children, by my beloved. Heavy sigh.

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