They're boys. They run, jump, punch the air, climb trees, pretend sticks are swords. The other woman had no business telling the boys how to play.
I don't let DS play with sticks around other kids because he has a tendency to lose himself in the game but I am sure by the time he is 10 he will have had plenty of splinter, bruises, possible broken bones etc.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 20 of 54
05-08-2012 15:55 #11Senior Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
05-08-2012 15:56 #12
Nope, I hate it when my kids try and play with sticks
05-08-2012 15:58 #13
05-08-2012 16:00 #14Senior Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
depends on where and when and how.
If the beach was quiet and they were throwing it away from any one else...i would have no issue.
If it was a busy playground...i wouldn't let them.
A stranger yelling at me and my kids ...would be told to feck off and mind her own business lol
By 10...the boys would be big enough to know about things that could happen...they were not hurting anyone/being offensive/breaking things...what do they expect kids to do? Sit and do nothing?? What is so bad about getting a splinter??
Boys (and girls) should be let alone to play on occasion!! We used to run around with big metal poles pretending we were in Monkey Magic lol (kids aged 11-8)...it was awesome fun.
05-08-2012 16:03 #15
A stick? Like, a stick. From a tree?
The Following User Says Thank You to Ffrenchknickers For This Useful Post:
05-08-2012 16:04 #16
Hey not just boys, both my DDs love sticks. My dog loves sticks too!!!
There is a big stick, well it's more like a whole branch, by our front door at the moment and both fight over who gets to walk it to school on Monday.
But I don't have cotton wool children.
That lady had no right to say anything unless her children were being threatened with the stick.
The Following User Says Thank You to sweetpeamummy For This Useful Post:
05-08-2012 16:06 #17-
- Join Date
- Jul 2012
05-08-2012 16:07 #18-
- Join Date
- Jul 2010
Yeah I let my boys play with sticks if they arent being too silly with them. If they are trying to full on belt someone with it then no. Other than that, why not?
05-08-2012 16:07 #19
I will let them as long as they keep it away from faces etc
05-08-2012 16:08 #20
If I thought that my children were at risk then damn straight I'd say something!
HOWEVER... That would mean that they would have to be throwing it towards us, and that they were close enough that it might hit me or my kids.
If they were throwing it away from us and I didn't feel my kids were at risk, then no. I wouldn't be saying anything. Not my place, and it's up to the mum to worry about whether or not her own kids are in danger from their play.
The Following User Says Thank You to Eko For This Useful Post:
By BlissedOut in forum General ChatReplies: 53Last Post: 18-08-2012, 22:01
By Tutu & Lulu in forum General ChatReplies: 8Last Post: 08-08-2012, 19:40
By flyawayjay in forum Chermside & Northern SuburbsReplies: 7Last Post: 29-03-2012, 13:28
Shapland Swim SchoolsSemi private learn to swim classes for a maximum of 3 children in specialized heated teaching pools. Our swim schools ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Inheritance WWYDGeneral Chat
A - Z of baby girl namesGames & fun stuff
A - Z of Baby Boy NamesGames & fun stuff
IVF babies due June/July/August 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
Pokemon go. Chat #2General Chat
Egg Donation in South Africa #14Egg Donation
The Word Association Game #24Games & fun stuff
HGC lelvelsConception & Fertility General Chat