Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thanks to my parents for a great and dangerous childhood

In honor of Time Magazine's November 30th cover story about overprotective parenting, I would like to thank my parents for allowing me to do the following (whether they knew about it or not):
  • Climb trees.
  • Ride my bike.
  • Jump off playground equipment.
  • Do what I liked with my free time.
  • Go camping.
  • Help neighbors sell girl scout cookies in distant neighborhoods.
  • Climb trees.
  • Use a bow and arrows.
  • Play dodge ball.
  • Hang out once homework was done.
  • Go to the park and play on the merry-go-round, witch's wheel, monkey bars, and tornado slide.
  • Shoot a Bebe gun.
  • Do community theater.
  • Play football in gym class instead of being forced to do a unit on "jumping rope."
  • Climb trees.
Anything you'd like to thank your parents for letting you do as a child that might be considered dangerous by modern over-protective parents?

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