Okay, this was on the news the other night and I’ll be darned if I can find it for you. It was a poll about whether it’s okay to put your child on a leash or not. It was on WCCO and I’ve looked and looked for past polls but they only seem to have a daily one and they don’t show them from the day before. If I’d known that I’d have paused the TV and written the numbers down but I thought they’d be on there like the Good Questions are.
The numbers were very close. It was a little over 50% not in favor of them and in favor of them was something like 47%. Mind you, it’s very unscientific. They could get 12 responses. They don’t tell us how many people make up these numbers. It is on the website all day but a lot of people who might be just like me, only hear it when it comes on the 10:00 news so the window of texting or calling in is only about 20 minutes.
While trying to find that info I came across this good stuff. Apparently this subject pushes a LOT of hot buttons with people. Little did I know!!! Quite the parent war on this one.
Boy, I don’t know. I had two opposite kids when it came to taking off on me. Jason ALWAYS took off in stores. He loved to just wander up and down the toy isles. Sometimes it scared me but you have to remember that this was 33 years ago. We weren’t as paranoid then that someone HARRY MONSTER was going to grab our kids. I just kind followed him around. I let him get a row or two in front of me and I always knew kind of where he was but it wasn’t such a huge panic if he wandered a few isles ahead of me in Target.
Toby on the other hand clung to me. I couldn’t shake him off. I never worried about him taking off on me. I’m not sure if it was the crowd or being in public like that, scared him. He also got really car sick so I think when we’d go somewhere, a big part of him didn’t feel good right away and by the time he got to get his sea legs, we were going home. Who knows.
Now the picture on the top of the post looks okay to me. It’s cute and it looks like they’re crossing the street or something but look at this one. A huge part of me wants to scream “LET THE KID RUN IN THE GRASS.” Why would a leash need to be used there?
What do you think? Do you think it’s okay to put your child on a leash? Have you ever used one? Have you ever thought about it? Do you think it looks really weird to see a child wearing one? Come on. I know you have an opinion!