Tuesday, October 24, 2006

the land of the free, and the home of the ridiculous

in california, washington, arizona, and other places such as oregon, wyoming, and south carolina, schools are banning games such as "tag" and "dodgeball", because they may be damaging to self esteem, and may be too physically dangerous for their young students. (click links for full stories)

so, the moral? don't let your kids feelings get hurt by being "it", being "tagged", being called out, or being picked last for a team.

this will keep our children "safe".

also, teach them to be "safe" when they have pre-marital sex , and that they can have an abortion if they have an unwanted pregnancy.
this makes our children "open", "free", and "individual", and are all much better alternatives than being closed minded and prudish.

lets recap...dodgeball, tag, etc. may cause hurt feelings, scrapes and bruises.

premarital sex can lead to s.t.d.'s, emotional baggage and scarring, possible decisions to kill an unborn baby, with all of the later guilt and emotional trauma to the mother, and single parent homes.

now go be safe!!!



cc said...

My son played t-ball on a team that lost every game except the last game of his last year to play t-ball. It was hard to see disappointment on my child's face after every loss. And how joyous to win that last game. My son learned how to be a gracious winner and that win or loose to try your best; not to blame someone/something for your loss and to maintain your hopes and dreams. It is easy to say "little Tommy will get his feelings hurt if he is tagged it" ...tell me again;how does that help prepare him for the world of being an adult? Life isn't always fair;we can help our children learn this and how to deal with it when they are young OR have adults who struggle with life issues. Parents need to be parents of their children. Love, teach, lead, encourage them and laugh and cry with them. Our children need us to be the best parents we can be;when it's easy and when it's hard. Parents who realize their children are one of God's most treasured gifts and that we are to do everything we can to lead them into being the best person possible understand what parenting is all about.

Freddy T. Wyatt said...

duder, how's lifeway writing coming? also, when do you want me to feed you your peanutbutter sandwich on wheat...isn't that what you won?

the future president said...

When I was in school, everyone was spanked several times a day whether we needed it or not, and we were yelled at incessantly. We were only allowed to play games that caused physical and emotional pain, such as smear the - um...you know - and dodgeball. And we had to play dodgeball with rocks from the local quarry, where we were forced to work for upwards of 18 hours a day.

Let me tell you, I was very prepared for work in the corporate world. I can't believe how easy it is, thanks to my education in the Haar Denachs school system.