Ah, a beautiful afternoon walk on the boardwalk of my childhood. What a fine day to take one’s toddler out for a walk…
… on a leash! What were these parents thinking? You leash pets. Kids? You should hold their hands.
I know there is a segment of the parent population out there that thinks they are keeping their kids safe by leashing them. I just don’t buy it. I have had toddlers. Wandering toddlers at that. And I never once felt compelled to harness and leash them. I don’t know how the rest of you feel about this but I find the whole leash movement disturbing.
Look at this picture. If the parents only looked in the general direction of the kid instead of everywhere else, maybe there would be no need for the leash.
Does she get a biscuit at the end of the walk?
The monkey on the back was the icing on the cake for me. (apparently the monkey is part of the apparatus) We were walking and I said, “Hey look, there is a kid on a leash with a monkey on her back.”
This was the point of the day that I realized that I am starting to speak in blog post titles.