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    With a big stick?
    We were at the beach today and this group of about 4 young boys , maybe 10 ish, were playing with this big long stick they found at the park, it was taller than them and quite pointy, they were pretending to play pole vault and javelin with it, the mum who was with them just yelled out to be careful but this other lady ( who was sitting with her own kids next to us) started yelling out to take the stick off them as they could injure themselves/poke out an eye/splinters etc and it was irresponsible etc and they got into a big screaming match!
    I said to DH I probably wouldn't let DS play with it either but he said its a boy thing and as long as they were having fun and not hurting anyone it would be fine, am I over cautious or would/do you let your kids play like that?

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    No. I always take any size sticks of my kids when they try and play with them. They can so easily get a eye

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    Depends on if they were aiming it at each other/trying to hit each other. If not then I probably would just tell them to be careful as the mum did, but I would take it off them if I thought they were getting too rough or dangerous with it.

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    I don't like DD playing with sticks. When I was in pre-primary two boys were play fighting with sticks and one boy got hit in the eye and is now blind in that eye scares me!

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    No I wouldn't.

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    I wouldn't allow my kids to play with sticks of any size

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    Yep. DS loves big sticks. Bigger the better, LOL.

    Also, that woman was being a pain in the behind busy body. Not her kids, and her kids were with her, not anywhere near the stick. Mind your own business!

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    Isn't getting splinters part of childhood!?


    I let my kids play with sticks aslong as they aren't pointing them at each others faces, they get a warning to avoid eyes/faces and if they keep it up it is sticks down, go find something else to do.

    My lot have made 'bows and arrows' out of big sticks and little sticks and some old wool, they sticky tape them together to make all kinds of weird things, they help clean up the yard after we seasonally attack the trees and have heaps of fun!

    If the stick was being thrown AWAY from other people - I personally wouldn't have an issue, if it was being thrown in the direction of others I'd suggest they either move or find something else to do with it - maybe limbo!??


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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Yep. DS loves big sticks. Bigger the better, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Yep. DS loves big sticks. Bigger the better, LOL.

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    Hahaha. We so think alike. No issue from me either, but I wouldn't have been very impressed with someone telling me what to do with my children.

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