Someone just told me some schools are removing swingsets from their playgrounds because children get hurt on them. Uh, duh?! Children get hurt sometimes. Who would’ve thought?! Can we remove the sidewalks since some kids trip over their feet?!
Sarcasm aside, I think that’s really over-the-top. When did this extreme fear of kids getting hurt begin? Yes, kids do get hurt, but most of them get right back up and go play again. I was that sort of kid. If I fell, I got back and went back to playing. Even if my hands were knees were scraped, it hurt, but I knew it’d go away and I forgot about it the minute I was back to playing again.
Maybe it’s just me, but I never knew a kid who was scarred from getting a scrape on the playground. Or even a few of them.