At the bowling alley today my husband decided to order a pizza. My daughter decided she didn’t want any “stupid” pizza. My son decided he did want pizza and to be exact he asked for comedian pizza. What he really meant was pizza with Canadian bacon on it! As he was eating it he asked what was in comedian. I was tempted to tell him it was an ingredient to make people laugh.
Once again parents are taking the term “over
protective” to new lengths. Crawling helmets are now available for toddlers so they don’t injure their heads while doing the normal things that toddlers do.
I’m sure we’ve all experienced those heart-wrenching moments when our children or the children of others have banged a head on the coffee table or fell off the
couch and onto the floor. Bumps and bruises happened but are helmets really necessary?
When I was a kid we didn’t even have bike helmets. I bought my kids bike helmets out of peer pressure. All the neighbor kids had them and my kids wanted them so I bought some but I don’t think they are a necessity for the type of riding they do. It’s almost a pain when they want to ride their bikes as they have to put on their knee and elbow pads and then then have their helmets adjusted.
I believe we are raising a generation of wimpy, cry babies who will fear really experiencing life because their parents tried to keep them in a completely safe environment while they were growing up. No pain no gain. And I predict that in ten years when toddler helmets are almost a requirement that studies will show that the helmets interfere with the rate at which the child’s head grows or something to that effect.
In the Telegraph Herald this morning there was an article about a man who ironed his work shirt on top of an 18 month old child’s back. Of course the baby was severely burned. The man claimed he was having a difficult time ironing the shirt with the child on his lap so he decided to it on the child’s back. Stories like this make me so angry.
Have a wonderful day!