Tonight the children and I took a little jaunt to the park. While it was a fun outing for them, I was reminded of the positive parenting skills of the unattended children also at the park. I was once again educated. Here’s what I learned:
* Playground equipment isn’t just for climbing on and playing games. It is a supposedly unseeable, smoke screen where 14-yr-old girls go to make out with even younger boys.
* In the game of tag, what used to be called “babysitting” (watching over your opponets) is now called “puppy-footing.” At least by the 7 to 9 year-old set.
* Seven to nine year-olds cuss. A LOT. They even make up songs comprised primarily of cuss words. Very talented.
* Kids still spend more time during tag discussing the rules than actually playing the game. Thank goodness for some consistency!