Haven’t written in a long time, but leave it to something stupid to get me back here. There were reports yesterday about schools banning tag like that one. This is as bad as the whole dodge ball thing a few years ago. Why can’t kids be kids without living in a glass (no wait, better make that non-breakable plexiglass – or better yet, memory foam lined rubber) bubble? WE CANNOT KEEP THEM SAFE FROM EVERY BUMP AND SCRATCH! Nor should we.
I live in an area of the country that’s known for a little less hectic pace, wide open spaces, and common sense type of people. But just a couple hours away in Cheyenne, the buffalo may roam, the deer and the antelope can play, but kids can’t play tag at recess. Seriously? It’s been 40 some years since you were supposed to be able to pray in school, and now you can’t play there either?
I have a solution. Let’s get over the idea that someone else is responsible and teach our kids to do the same. Fell down and scraped your knee? You’ll be ok. Fell out of the tree and broke your arm? Hurts, doesn’t it… as opposed to “Let’s sue Johnny Appleseed and the asphalt company.”
I could go on… but I’ve gotta go pick up my daughter from school – where she can still play tag and hang upside down on the monkey bars. Then I’m taking her home to her brothers and I’m going to chase them around the house for a while!