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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 04:58 PM
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38. Did you chew the lead paint off your crib too?
:hi: Sorry, that comment is just a take-off of a chain email that goes around talking about how certain people survived childhood, despite the dangers.

Most of us survived childhood without seatbelts, too, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't buckle up. Helmets help prevent vegetative states, and little 5 year olds don't know how to protect themselves from asshats who try to lure them into vans with promises of puppies or kittens. Not to mention the typical 5 yo isn't tall enough to be seen by a car if they decide to dart between a couple of parked cars.

In most cities, there are laws about being left alone in the house under a certain age. Same thing with being left alone in a car in the parking lot. Same thing with wandering around all alone at a young age.

Doesn't matter how many millions of kids survived childhood despite the dangers. I don't go dropping my kid on his head to make sure that his head can survive a sudden fall of his bike. I strap a helmet to his head just in case.
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