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Oh, nostalgia 
14th-Nov-2009 05:15 pm
Sherlock is tired of your bullshit
I was standing outside my front door, watching a bunch of kids get yelled at for being outside without their parents around, and it got me thinking about this again.

Growing up, I was...

Completely free range. If there wasn't school the next day, my parents didn't want to see me.
Outside quite a bit, but was never allowed off the property.
Inside, because there wasn't a whole lot to do/no kids my age in my area
Inside, because I didn't get on well with the kids my age.
Inside, watching telly or playing video games.

When I see kids (not teenagers) running around outside, I think...

Where the hell are their parents?
Isn't there school tomorrow?
As long as they're not breaking anything, who cares?
Oh, good. I can send the nipper outside and have some peace and quiet.
It's too dangerous for kids to be outside on their own. Someone should call social services.

And since I can't edit my poll, when did you grow up?
15th-Nov-2009 01:25 am (UTC)
It depends on what age they are. Five year olds? I'd want to know where the parents were if they weren't just running around in their own yard. Ten year olds, I wouldn't be so concerned.
15th-Nov-2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Cor, we HAD to take my brother with us when he was five.
15th-Nov-2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Okay, yeah, I should have been more specific. A five year old with older kids I wouldn't be concerned about. A gaggle of five year olds, though....
15th-Nov-2009 01:53 am (UTC)
A gaggle of five year olds sounds dangerous. The sort of kids that would break into a condemned house to steal the big crystal door knobs, because they thought they were diamonds...

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