BJ'S BLOG 03/12/14 "Kid Leash"
Today’s session of Group Therapy is kinda-sorta about Rock-A-Holics WALKING Rock-A-Holics. Well, the junior Rock-A-Holics, anyway…
We heard from Heather, who recently met up with her girlfriend for a walk with their kids. They both have 4-year-olds, so it should have been a perfect get-together. Unfortunately, Heather’s friend has her kid on a leash, and that drives Heather absolutely insane. Her husband doesn’t think it’s a big deal, so she’s turning to you for some feedback, good people!
Heather doesn’t get the kid leash concept at all. She thinks they’re embarrassing, and irresponsible. She believes parents should pay closer attention to their kids. At the moment, she’s so irritated about the situation that she’s actually considering breaking off the playdates. Is it really worth that kind of drastic measure?
Personally, I also don’t think a leash is a big deal. I don’t see the problem at all. Kids are like tornadoes: they zip around without warning, get out of control, toss other people’s stuff all over, and they can disappear at a moment’s notice. Why not take the opportunity to keep that childhood exuberance a little more directed?
Plus, with a kid leash, you can have a life while handling your responsibilities. It’s really no different than having a dog…but a dog is so much easier to train!
Should Heather discuss this problem with her friend? Stop calling her and see if she gets the hint? Or do you think Heather’s personal leash is a little bit too tight? Sound off!