Amen to that...
Clearly his comment was written by someone who doesn't have children
Well good on ya, some of us lesser Mortals don't want to leave it to the chance that someone might get into something (Plus I had a very active pair of twin boys)
So you never went to the loo
No you didn't. You are either trying to fool other people or yourself.
I have adult children and never childproofed my home. They didn't have all the gadgets they have now.
I just watched my kids like my mom watched me. When I told them to leave something alone, they left it alone. There is something to be said about children obeying their parents.
You are so correct. How did our parents manage to raise us without child guards all over the house? It takes common sense and good parenting (i.e., watching them) to raise children.
I know what you are saying about the beach. The same thing happens time and time again in multiple situations. Quite frankly, I'm surprised we don't hear more horror stories because folk are just to busy to raise their child(ren). It's really said. I have a couple grandchildren now and still not a child guard in sight.
Oh, and going back a little. I really like your comment about you aren't watching your kids if they get out the door. AMEN!
We've become a "fire and forget" society. People are too busy to actually stop and watch... unless its on a child video monitor -- then, apparently, its OK.
THANK YOU!! someone with some common sense!
A Baby can drown in an inch of water in under a minute so I don't really get your just watch them attitude. They could be out a door that is not child proof in under that time too and onto a busy road or into a pool that is not child proof. Sure watch em but it is common sense to make it safer and child proof certain things. I have been with mine places and had the youngest standing right beside me only to discover that he had a desire to try bungee jumping and was headed for the jumping tower in a split second. He is now an extreme sportsperson and this was his nature. Life with him was always interesting as in a moment he could turn most anything into an extreme sport.
You don't ever go to the loo or turn your back to put the washing in the machine. Or be in the kitchen while two of them are playing outside only to see them flying past with one in a stroller and the other madly pushing that one off the deck. You must really have never got anything done at all then. Or perhaps you just don't have kids at all and are just condesending to others.
I have the most gorgeous pictures of my son asleep outside with our golden retriever on the deck. I have also brought up several kids and they are all really successful adults. I watched mine closely when very little as well but I did go to the loo and didn't ask my husband to come home from work so I could. Glad you and your wife could be there so each could take a turn in the bathroom but not everyone can have two adults there 24 hours a day. Suppose you are also against things like 4 year olds racing motocross as mine were doing that as well. At times I couldn't even see them on the mx track when they were out of sight. They really enjoyed their childhood.
I find just saying CAREFUL on occasion does the trick.
And kill jobs in the industry? Are you crazy?
Yes! I'm grown with children of my own and my mom managed not allow me to kill myself! Kids today are too soft. Between not being allowed to explore and sitting all day in front of a video game it's a wonder they ever face the world.