Fun is dangerous. Kids are dangerous. Trees are dangerous. Playgrounds are dangerous. Adults are dangerous. Knives are dangerous. Friends are dangerous. Nature is dangerous.
Life is dangerous.
Fortunately there are responsible adults out there who are working hard to take the danger out of life for kids. You may have heard about this mall in British Columbia that is making life safer for kids by removing their indoor play structure in favour of a wall of iPads for kids to play with. Apparently they feel that “providing slides and things for climbing leads to much more active play and can result in children being hurt.” Damn right it leads to more active play.
This story made me think about all the stupid things I did as a kid, some of which resulted in me getting hurt.