Sometimes You Just Need A Freakin Leash
A friend of a friend was stopped at the mall and told that she was a horrible mother for having her twin toddler sons on leashes. She was so shocked and upset that she didn’t say a thing.
I WISH that would happen to me so I could open a can of whoop-ass on the busybody stupid enough to meddle in my business. I’d send her home crying.
Chasing after one toddler is hard enough, let alone TWO of them. And even if you’re eagle eyeing your kid while firmly grasping their hand, when a toddler’s attention gets distracted by something, they suddenly have super human strength and can rip their hand from yours and be 100 feet away in a matter of seconds. Parents of twins know that means two kids running in opposite directions.
And screw the whole psychological aspect of it. That poor kid is more likely to be messed up from a stranger berating his mom in public than from being held back by a leash from running away and/or reeking havoc.
So kudos to any parent that feels they need to use a leash to keep their children safe, because they know their child’s antics better than some old bat walking by at the mall. Better safe than sorry.
|John Lennon with son Julian|