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Response to Reply #44
47. No need to apologize. I just wanted my response to be clear so I wasn't misunderstood, as I thought
I was in my previous post.

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  -Keeping your child on a leash bob_weaver  Jul-04-08 02:39 PM   #0 
  - But, where's the...  whistler162   Jul-04-08 02:45 PM   #1 
  - Wal-Mart's junk food aisle.  HypnoToad   Jul-04-08 02:46 PM   #2 
     - "Toddler Tethers" are useful and sensible! Mothers know this but may become intimated..  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:36 PM   #33 
  - You mean the rope kind or the electric collars they use to keep dogs in the yard?  JVS   Jul-04-08 02:48 PM   #3 
  - Choke chain, dude.  primate1   Jul-04-08 02:52 PM   # 
     - What? The two answers above show a true lack of understanding.  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:39 PM   #34 
        - We're joking.  primate1   Jul-04-08 07:37 PM   #58 
        - Please use the sarcasm icon or something.  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 01:16 AM   #91 
           - If you can't figure out if what we were saying was serious or not based on what we were saying alone  primate1   Jul-05-08 11:22 AM   #135 
              - Sorry, I should have said something more kind.  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 06:06 PM   #157 
        - umm......  harmonicon   Jul-04-08 08:01 PM   #61 
           - Get back to me when you're a parent or grandparent...  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 02:38 AM   #108 
              - On a serious note, whatever happened to holding the kid's hand?  primate1   Jul-05-08 11:23 AM   #136 
                 - Of course, that is an option. But if you are talking about a wiggly child...  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 06:10 PM   #158 
                    - Um.... primate1 isn't 13 years old.  PeaceNikki   Jul-06-08 02:14 AM   #181 
                       - Nope, I'm a whole decade older than that, and I have no kids.  primate1   Jul-06-08 07:55 AM   #183 
  - I have some mixed feelings.  Kerrytravelers   Jul-04-08 02:49 PM   #4 
  - People find themselves worn out with only ONE active child, Kerrytravelers.  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:43 PM   #35 
     - My post wasn't at all argumentative.  Kerrytravelers   Jul-04-08 06:59 PM   #41 
     - OK, Kerry. I'm sorry -- but this is one of my hot button issues...  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 07:04 PM   #44 
        - No need to apologize. I just wanted my response to be clear so I wasn't misunderstood, as I thought  Kerrytravelers   Jul-04-08 07:09 PM   #47 
           - Thanks, Kerry... I know you are a helpful and understanding person.  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 07:12 PM   #50 
     - huh?  harmonicon   Jul-04-08 08:04 PM   #64 
        - Harmonicon in the UK, that law is relatively recent. It was made law because small children were...  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 12:51 AM   #88 
  - Free the leash kids!!  PeaceNikki   Jul-04-08 02:51 PM   #5 
  - And that's the first place murderous child molesters look.  HypnoToad   Jul-04-08 02:52 PM   #7 
  - These days, it is more important to be in control of the under three year old crowd...  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:45 PM   #36 
  - We call it a "Toddler Tether" and it saves lives, believe me.  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:08 PM   #24 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-05-08 01:53 AM   #96 
  - My oldest son did that once. Scared the bejeebers out of me.  redwitch   Jul-05-08 08:05 AM   #121 
     - That's EXACTLY what mine did!  Karenina   Jul-05-08 09:18 AM   #125 
        - Gee! Thanks to both of you for posting something sane here!  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 06:20 PM   #160 
  - If they can't go out without being on a leash  Inchworm   Jul-04-08 02:51 PM   #6 
  - Not necessarily  lizziegrace   Jul-04-08 03:26 PM   #9 
  - I can't answer this without being called mean  Inchworm   Jul-04-08 05:18 PM   #18 
  - Let's just say we agree that we don't agree  lizziegrace   Jul-04-08 05:46 PM   #23 
     - Three babies under the age of two?  Mind_your_head   Jul-04-08 06:18 PM   #26 
     - One set of twins nt  GRLMGC   Jul-04-08 06:22 PM   #28 
     - agreed  Inchworm   Jul-04-08 07:00 PM   #43 
  - LizzieGrace, bravo for your mother! I was in a similar situation and used one of these devices...  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:27 PM   #29 
  - My youngest could do a disappearing act in no time at all.  China_cat   Jul-04-08 04:53 PM   #12 
  - no, but you can use a stroller  Inchworm   Jul-04-08 05:20 PM   #19 
  - Inchworm, do you have a child or have you babysat for any? I suggest you may find  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:33 PM   #31 
  - I've been around kids all my life  Inchworm   Jul-04-08 06:59 PM   #42 
     - Well, I'm just recalling some difficult memories of being alone with my two kids...  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 07:06 PM   #45 
  - OK smarty pants  MrsMatt   Jul-04-08 08:59 PM   #74 
  - MrsMatt -- I wish I could give you the one in my purse. You are lucky -- please, please...  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 01:21 AM   #92 
  - I am glad you got to him in time.  Inchworm   Jul-05-08 06:28 PM   #163 
  - Some people just don't have that luxury.  China_cat   Jul-05-08 06:21 AM   #116 
  - can't tell you how many times I have seen the big luxury stroller, empty  yellowdogintexas   Jul-05-08 01:14 PM   #148 
  - Thanks, China_Cat. I agree with you completely after raising my own two kids  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:30 PM   #30 
  - Absolutely disagree.  Left Is Write   Jul-04-08 05:02 PM   #13 
  - no wai!  Inchworm   Jul-04-08 05:21 PM   #20 
     - Confined, trouble-free...EXPENSIVE  China_cat   Jul-05-08 06:24 AM   #117 
  - Same with strollers...  LanternWaste   Jul-05-08 01:49 PM   #153 
  - I think its funny  GRLMGC   Jul-04-08 02:52 PM   #8 
  - Never used one on my kid.  davsand   Jul-04-08 03:29 PM   #10 
  - You're right. My mileage DOES vary. The "Toddler Tether" was absolutely necessary.  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:55 PM   #37 
  - I'm with you, Radio Lady.  Left Is Write   Jul-04-08 08:02 PM   #62 
  - I have to go with Laura on this one...  bezdomny   Jul-04-08 08:03 PM   #63 
  - If your kids are all grown now.....and I believe you are older than *I* am.....  Mind_your_head   Jul-04-08 08:11 PM   #67 
  - There weren't? I used to have a MAD book that featured a cartoon parody of superstores.  Left Is Write   Jul-04-08 08:19 PM   #68 
  - Well, that proves it then if you saw it in a cartoon-book-mazagine......  Mind_your_head   Jul-04-08 08:40 PM   #71 
  - Sorry, your math is off. A super store would be any store with either multiple aisles or multiple  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 01:35 AM   #94 
  - "Judgmental?" Would that be because I have some standards of behavior for kids?  davsand   Jul-04-08 09:21 PM   #78 
     - I used one once, on WannaBe, in DisneyWorld.  MrsGrumpy   Jul-05-08 11:51 AM   #143 
  - I would have done it in a heartbeat if I had the kind of kid that needed it  yellowdogintexas   Jul-05-08 01:10 PM   #147 
  - One of these times where I wish I could recommend a reply n/t  TK421   Jul-05-08 09:31 PM   #179 
  - Other: Funny when it's not you.  DarkTirade   Jul-04-08 03:40 PM   #11 
  - It shouldn't take the place of attentive parenting  mutley_r_us   Jul-04-08 05:12 PM   #14 
  - Nothing should take the place of attentive parenting, of course.  Left Is Write   Jul-04-08 08:09 PM   #66 
     - I think those people have either never had kids  mutley_r_us   Jul-04-08 08:48 PM   #72 
  - I ALWAYS look down on parents who do this to their kid(s). eom  Mind_your_head   Jul-04-08 05:14 PM   #15 
  - ... and I hope you keep your feelings to yourself. See my other posts. n/t  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:56 PM   #40 
  - How nice to know that you look down on me for keeping my kids safe.  Left Is Write   Jul-04-08 08:07 PM   #65 
     - Apples and Oranges  aeon   Jul-04-08 11:04 PM   #84 
        - You are so incorrect it's pitiful. But I digress. Check further for how your brilliant deductive  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 02:18 AM   #104 
  - step 2, human barking collars  DS1   Jul-04-08 05:15 PM   #16 
  - No leash for my kid.  Bassic   Jul-04-08 05:16 PM   #17 
  - Other...  Withywindle   Jul-04-08 05:41 PM   #21 
  - My nightmare using a lease and harness  sandsavage   Jul-04-08 05:45 PM   #22 
  - Thanks for sharing that important story.  Mind_your_head   Jul-04-08 06:16 PM   #25 
     - I'm 69 years old and have the opposite history. Two kids under three and no husband.  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 06:22 PM   #27 
        - HA! I had two kids under the age of three and "no husband"......  Mind_your_head   Jul-04-08 06:34 PM   #32 
           - You were lucky, that's all. What about seat restraints? Did/do you consider those  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 07:11 PM   #48 
              - Yep, I was d*mn lucky......nor was I stupid  Mind_your_head   Jul-04-08 07:46 PM   #60 
  - The only sensible solution is to raise free-range children.  deucemagnet   Jul-04-08 06:55 PM   #38 
  - Ha ha.......  Mind_your_head   Jul-04-08 06:56 PM   #39 
  - That's funny. I do have a friend who was the subject of another very long thread...  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 07:15 PM   #52 
  - Well, if euthaniasia is absolutely out of the question, so be it.  Orsino   Jul-04-08 07:07 PM   #46 
  - What? Don't bring that cultural stuff to the DU or you'll get bashed!  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 07:16 PM   #53 
  - I personally have seen a woman carry her dog and walk her child on a leash  MrScorpio   Jul-04-08 07:12 PM   #49 
  - Probably the dog was lighter and didn't wiggle as much?  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 07:20 PM   #54 
  - other: tacky, poor parenting, ridiculous, and STUPID  PittPoliSci   Jul-04-08 07:14 PM   #51 
  - You have the right to appear dumb, superficial, judgemental... and worse.  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 07:21 PM   #55 
     - and apparently, you have the right to treat your children like animals.  PittPoliSci   Jul-05-08 01:20 PM   #150 
  - Wow, she really gets around.  HypnoToad   Jul-04-08 07:24 PM   #56 
  - Checking her lack of a "rack"? Naw... he just likes to compliment her on that sassy "RED"one!  Radio_Lady   Jul-04-08 07:32 PM   #57 
  - with my attention span  carlyhippy   Jul-04-08 09:04 PM   #75 
  - Eff that. Veal crate all the way.  AchtungToddler   Jul-04-08 07:45 PM   #59 
  - Very sensible at Disney World  Lorien   Jul-04-08 08:21 PM   #69 
  - Very sensible in many situations -- big stores, fun fairs, near a body of water (pool or lake),  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 01:30 AM   #93 
  - Sometimes I couldn't find the parents right away  Lorien   Jul-05-08 08:34 PM   #173 
  - Only time I ever used one.  Midlodemocrat   Jul-05-08 09:22 AM   #126 
     - I knew you were going to post in this thread  sasquatch   Jul-05-08 11:28 AM   #137 
     - I never heard of a kid being stolen at Disney World  Lorien   Jul-05-08 08:23 PM   #172 
  - Should be the law. I can't count the number of times . . .  papapi   Jul-04-08 08:24 PM   #70 
  - I had my 2 kids on those leash things in the mall of america  carlyhippy   Jul-04-08 08:56 PM   #73 
  - I think if you have too many children that you can't control  Engi   Jul-04-08 09:05 PM   #76 
  - Fabulous answer... posted by a true lover of childhood and its challenges.  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 02:28 AM   #106 
  - Saw a cute monkey one today at Cedar Point. The tail was the lead,  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Jul-04-08 09:11 PM   #77 
  - Adorable! You must have seen something like this one! Thanks for your comments, too.  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 01:58 AM   #98 
     - That's the one RL. The little boy looked so cute  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Jul-05-08 07:57 AM   #120 
  - I was told that was to be my fate.  bikebloke   Jul-04-08 09:48 PM   #79 
  - What can I say?  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 01:59 AM   #99 
  - Just another example of how stupid and worthless most people are.  JanMichael   Jul-04-08 09:51 PM   #80 
  - Sometimes necessary, but not optimal  Saint Etienne17   Jul-04-08 10:52 PM   #81 
  - I've never met a saint with whom I didn't agree.  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 02:22 AM   #105 
  - It should be a law.  Fox Mulder   Jul-04-08 10:57 PM   #82 
  - Slippery Slope -- What Next? Tied to a Tree?  aeon   Jul-04-08 11:00 PM   #83 
  - oy...twins are difficult and run in opposite directions...their safety is paramount  ElsewheresDaughter   Jul-04-08 11:24 PM   #87 
  - I used to substitute teach in kindergartens... 12-15 of the buggers running all over the place  bezdomny   Jul-05-08 06:50 PM   #167 
     - When I was a day care aide, we used these. Not a leash, exactly,  mycritters2   Jul-05-08 08:54 PM   #175 
  - Please, aeon. We've had to endure 14 posts over the past two years.  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 02:13 AM   #102 
  - My youngest is almost 37.  China_cat   Jul-05-08 06:20 PM   #159 
  - Kids should be kept in dank communal kennels  GoPsUx   Jul-04-08 11:16 PM   #85 
  - I prefer my children free range.  philosophie_en_rose   Jul-05-08 01:01 PM   #146 
  - I have 16 month old twin grandsons and I watch them while mommy works...I could use them  ElsewheresDaughter   Jul-04-08 11:19 PM   #86 
  - You can purchase these devices in a lot of places. I carry one in my car and frequently put it in  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 02:36 AM   #107 
  - real liberal around here I see  Real_Talk   Jul-05-08 12:53 AM   #89 
  - Gee, Real_Talk... short post count. Who's obese? What did you say?  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 02:16 AM   #103 
     - who cares how many posts i have  Real_Talk   Jul-05-08 10:35 AM   #134 
     - Real_Talk, I apologize. This thread has brought out the worst...  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 06:32 PM   #164 
     - Umm, s/he was agreeing with you. And snarking about low post counts  mycritters2   Jul-05-08 08:55 PM   #176 
  - Sensible AND fun!  Whoa_Nelly   Jul-05-08 01:06 AM   #90 
  - To the people who voted "Sensible," I ask:  bob_weaver   Jul-05-08 01:50 AM   #95 
  - Bob, everyone has their limit. These devices are only used as needed by the people who feel they  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 02:04 AM   #100 
  - they'll chase cars :eyeroll:  ElsewheresDaughter   Jul-05-08 09:23 AM   #127 
  - The day you finally take off the diaper, what's going to happen?  MrsMatt   Jul-05-08 01:29 PM   #152 
  - By the time the leash comes off  China_cat   Jul-05-08 06:23 PM   #161 
  - Take the child firmly by the hand or use a stroller.  LibDemAlways   Jul-05-08 01:54 AM   #97 
  - So we're back where we started. No worries...  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 02:09 AM   #101 
  - I vote fashionable  FloridaJudy   Jul-05-08 02:48 AM   #109 
  - You PAID for your child? What was the final bid? If you think I'm kidding, see this recent story:  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 03:28 AM   #112 
     - Actually, I was counting the costs.....  FloridaJudy   Jul-05-08 03:59 AM   #113 
  - This thread is the most fucked up thing I've seen in quite some time.  JackBeck   Jul-05-08 02:55 AM   #110 
  - Please explain. Did you vote in the poll? Yes? Then support or defend your position.  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 03:20 AM   #111 
  - Yes I did vote in the poll.  JackBeck   Jul-05-08 04:06 AM   #114 
     - I got it. You don't want to use a tether on your kid. Message understood.  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 06:35 PM   #165 
  - It is, once again, teh awesomeness.  Midlodemocrat   Jul-05-08 09:28 AM   #129 
     - I have to view in a different browser or log off for it to get to turbo-awesome status  DS1   Jul-05-08 11:35 AM   #138 
     - LOL. But, it's worth it, dude. Totally.  Midlodemocrat   Jul-05-08 11:40 AM   #141 
     - Oh, it is teh awesome.  JackBeck   Jul-05-08 12:47 PM   #144 
     - Midlodemocrat, what does "the awesomeness" mean?  Audio_Al   Jul-05-08 05:41 PM   #156 
     - Let's break it down. Awesome first recorded 1598; colloquial sense of "excellent" is from 1980.  PeaceNikki   Jul-06-08 02:09 AM   #180 
     - Midlodemocrat, I have messaged the admins on this one.  Radio_Lady   Jul-05-08 06:47 PM   #166 
  - I think the problem is that dog leashes were invented first  dotcosm   Jul-05-08 04:21 AM   #115 
  - Ambivalent, really...see it as pretty awful as a concept but also admirable as a pretty good idea  ForrestGump   Jul-05-08 06:28 AM   #118 
  - hitching posts? How unproductive is that?  DS1   Jul-05-08 11:38 AM   #140 
  - None of the above: I think they're a bad idea...  Chan790   Jul-05-08 07:35 AM   #119 
  - we had a leash - mom's angry glare  datasuspect   Jul-05-08 08:53 AM   #122 
  - Ayup.  PeaceNikki   Jul-05-08 08:57 AM   #123 
  - I wtach my twin grandson toddlers while my daughter works...I want these safety harnesses  ElsewheresDaughter   Jul-05-08 09:27 AM   #128 
  - it keeps one hand free to carry the  CreekDog   Jul-05-08 09:14 AM   #124 
  - I have twins...i need a wine steward  ElsewheresDaughter   Jul-05-08 09:28 AM   #130 
  - Tether them to the cart, make them pull you around the store!  flvegan   Jul-05-08 09:31 AM   #131 
  - My Mother In Law bought us one of these after our eldest was born  new_beawr   Jul-05-08 09:35 AM   #132 
  - Here's why I don't like them  PeaceNikki   Jul-05-08 09:46 AM   #133 
  - that and people need to get off their goddamned cell phones and watch their little mutants  datasuspect   Jul-05-08 11:37 AM   #139 
     - Cell phones didn't exist when I was using one.  China_cat   Jul-05-08 06:25 PM   #162 
  - I am reading through this and shaking my head.  MrsGrumpy   Jul-05-08 11:47 AM   #142 
  - Some kids need a parent leash.  philosophie_en_rose   Jul-05-08 12:53 PM   #145 
  - Do those parents pick up after their kids?  terrya   Jul-05-08 01:18 PM   #149 
  - another vote for "sensible"  musette_sf   Jul-05-08 01:29 PM   #151 
  - Tethers for toddlers are quite common in Britain. I never used one  mnhtnbb   Jul-05-08 02:26 PM   #154 
  - When my kids were little I used something called my hand to keep them with me...  likesmountains 52   Jul-05-08 03:05 PM   #155 
  - Hey - if you can get the kid to go for it - do it  Taverner   Jul-05-08 06:56 PM   #168 
  - I think they should be mandatory at my local National Park  AZDemDist6   Jul-05-08 07:04 PM   #169 
  - there's nothing wrong with it  Skittles   Jul-05-08 08:06 PM   #170 
  - Stupid. If you need a leash, you might as well have a border collie to herd the child.  triguy46   Jul-05-08 08:22 PM   #171 
  - I don't have kids (but the beagle's a runner, if that helps!), so maybe I should  mycritters2   Jul-05-08 08:46 PM   #174 
  - I voted fashionable just because it sounds a bit sadistic.....  TK421   Jul-05-08 09:21 PM   #177 
  - It would sure make it more difficult to kidnap a small child.  ThinkBlue1966   Jul-05-08 09:30 PM   #178 
  - have 3 boy-2 no problem without, the third-god help us  dembotoz   Jul-06-08 06:30 AM   #182 
  - Locking.  Call Me Wesley   Jul-06-08 08:33 AM   #184 

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