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    Default Spin off from the stick thread...

    So, the stick thread has me pondering. I am actually (in a completely non judgemental, mean no disrespect, peace and love kind of way) surprised that people don't let their kids play with sticks. I mean I wouldn't like them to poke them in people's faces but I don't think they would want to do that anyway...

    Anyway, this isn't really about sticks. What about things like climbing trees? Playing outside barefoot? Jumping on a trampoline with no net covered in detergent? Jumping off the shed roof onto a mattress? Turning the trampoline on its side, jumping on it and riding it down to flat Pulling all the swings off ths swingset so it can be used as a gymnastics bar?' Wearing your togs in winter?

    The above may or may not be examples of things that occur regularly in our house

    Irrresponsible?
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    I think I'm funny about the sticks because mine are so young and clumsy and are always bashing each other lol

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    Nope. I don't cotton wool DS at this age. He plays in the backyard and pretends he's a ninja. So long as he's not banging against the fence and creating an awful noise, he can do as he pleases outside.

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    I refuse to watch when my kids play on their two storey cubby house. I refuse to watch when they jump onto the trampoline from the top of the slide

    I refuse to watch as DD slide down the fireman pole upside down.

    I don't see them climb under the house.

    I don't see them climb the olive tree or DD use a branch like a monkey bar and move along hand over hand.

    I don't see DS and my nephew have sword fights with stick and tomatoe stakes.

    If I don't see it it's not happening and it means I'm not irresponsible.

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    When I was a kid.... And even now, I LOVE being crazy and experimenting with new ways of having fun. I expect it from my kids otherwise I would think there is something mentally wrong with them.
    You only get to be a kid once, let them have fun and find new ways.
    As long as your being safe enough, I let my kids do whatever

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    Let kids be kids! I can probably guarantee majority of us did it and we turned out fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mum2mj View Post
    Let kids be kids! I can probably guarantee majority of us did it and we turned out fine.
    I agree, we wrap children up in cotton wool these days and I do not believe that it does them, or us, any good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mum2mj View Post
    Let kids be kids! I can probably guarantee majority of us did it and we turned out fine.
    Yes but you know, on the slight chase SOMETHING MIGHT go wrong. People bubble wrap kids these days.

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    My boys have free reign within the guidelines.. basically no intentional harm, never throw or aim anything AT another body (unless it's a ball?!) and when in doubt, ask first.

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