Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So I wasn't reminded of the fact that I wanted to blog about this until today when I read comments in someone else's post...What do you all think about those leashes they make for children now-days? Do they make that occasional stroll in the park much safer? Do they protect the child from all harm? Perhaps they give the average pooch a sense of belonging and make them fit in better among the family conglomerate? Because honestly, I don't like them...not at all...not even a little bit. When I see folks walking down the street with those, all I can picture is a child running toward the street; the parent panics, thus yanking the leash very hard; and then instead of getting hit by the car--which I see as the only positive in the situation--, the child has a scratched knee and forehead, perhaps a broken arm or rib, a missing tooth and a slight concussion if not whiplash. Is it just me? Your thoughts?

9 comments:

3GirlKnight said...

Just 2 words... Lazy Parents.

Or too fat to actually move and catch their 2 yr old.

So no. I don't like them.

Nance said...

I agree with 3GirlKnight. Also, I find them abhorrent and sad. And a form of child abuse because they are dehumanizing. How horrid.

EsLocura said...

seems to me that if you have kids then you should be responsible enough to watch over them, hold on to them, use a stroller , arghh I don't like 'em

Tera said...

I wholeheartedly agree with all of you! It's just lazy and seems very cruel to use those...I thought it was just me!

NoRegrets said...

whiplash is better than death..

Tera said...

NoR~If you notice, I said not getting hit by a car is the UPside...those leashes just don't sit well with me though. I have 2 BUSY boys, but never felt the need to use those.

Lisa said...

They seem rather cruel to me. I wonder if any kids who grew up wearing a leash have thoughts about it now as adults. Are they suffering from PTSD from it now?

Tera said...

Lisa~Exactly! :-)

Dagromm said...

I don't mind the leashes if it keeps them from pooping on my lawn.