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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:12 PM
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What age is considered too old to play on a playground?
Seriously. Would 14 be too old? What age do kids stop being kids? It is different depending on the kid right? Some kids mature at 12 some at 15.
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:17 PM
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1. 13
Hey if you're old enough to have a Bar Mitzvah you can stay away from the jungle gyms. You're a man now. Join the army.
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Cyndee_Lou_Who Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:19 PM
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2. I'm 33 and I like playing on the playground.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:19 PM
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3. 61.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:20 PM
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4. I went on some swings just after I graduated
still wearing the full kit too. :D
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:21 PM
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5. Oh...thinks back...I'd say about 28
About ten years ago (was it really ten years ago?) myself and the dog of the girl I was living with went down to the local playground. I shot hoops and he ran around. I was finished and we were just paling around and I decided to get on the swingset. As I swung (swang whatever) back and forth I thought about how we used to shoot ourselves off the swing when we were kids. I was thinking, "How did you do that again?" to myself...oh yeah I have to get my hands and shoulders IN FRONT of the swing chains.

Back I go -move left arm into position as I swing forward

a couple of swings later I am going back and I move my right arm into position and start thinking about what BAM!

suddenly I am laying face first in the mulch below the swingset. I forgot that I didn't have anyway to stop the weak but relentless force of gravity. Total face plant and quite a bit of pain in my "lower solar plexis" if you know what I mean. I never realized what was happening just BAM! I was face planted.

I look up and the dog is sitting ten feet away from me with a "Are you okay (you dumb sonofabitch)?" look on his face.

Yeah I would say about 28.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:25 PM
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7. eh - ouch
you'll soon be spending quite a lot of time at the playground, UP. ;)

I still like swinging, but my son would try to stand behind me so I would bump into him when he was little; he didn't get that that really wouldn't be such a good idea.

I always see college kids at the park near the Uni we used to go to. It was nice to see.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:23 PM
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6. They obviously need a little flat wooden man at the entrance to measure...
height on the way in. Only those under 5 feet can enter. It doesn't solve the problem of really short pedophiles, but... :shrug:
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:25 PM
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8. Ha ha!!
My point really is that 17 and under will still be able to play on the playground. Therefore, technically, I, as an adult, could go on the playground with a 17 year old who is still considered a kid. That doesn't solve anything IMO!!
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:29 PM
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9. That's true... and it also doesn't stop you from abducting a child...
then bringing them to another playground to abduct another. Or bringing your own child with you, or some other relative... It's not a solution at all. If anything, it would give a false sense of security and be more dangerous.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:30 PM
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10. I agree! Oh well! I geuss some will have to learn the hard way!
:shrug: What can you do?



:)
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Cyndee_Lou_Who Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:34 PM
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11. You said exactly what I was thinking "give a false sense of security...
...and be more dangerous"

That's the same argument I make for banning specific breeds of dogs. The part I don't get is how a liberal can support legislation like the 'no childless adults" and breed specific legislation...

I really think that these things DO give a false sense of security.

I have a child; I am in fact a single mother. I do not assume that childless adults are all pedophiles waiting for me to turn my back so they can abduct my child. I prefer to live my life assuming that MOST people are good. Am I careful? You bet! But paranoid enough to legislate away other rights??! Fuck no.
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