Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird

Playground Rules from Grade School

Posted Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 12:05 AM
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  • In today's world I see more people on that merry go round and not so many people pushing it.

    -- Posted by skeeter on Sat, Feb 26, 2011, at 7:15 AM
  • me too.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Sat, Feb 26, 2011, at 11:16 AM
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    Everyone wants a free ride on the Merry Go Round. And when you ask someone to "try" ...they can't do it. I see it all the time. Physical effort is practically non existent.

    I teach riding lessons, and each kid has to brush their horse and help to saddle. Kids of ALL ages have what appears to be NO STRENGTH. Why is that? Do Mommy and Daddy DO everything for them? WHY can't they brush a horse ...and see that they haven't got the mud off? Why can't they pull hard on the leather to unbuckle it? I help, and they just aren't putting any of themselves into it. What happened to elbow grease? Well, those kids have it now, or they don't ride. (the Horse kind of Merry Go Round)

    They carry saddles, if they have to drag them...which I grumble about.

    ahhh...I could go on.....

    Good story Bonnie!

    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Tue, Mar 1, 2011, at 9:55 AM
  • We had to do all that too growing up. We had help sometimes with putting the saddle on the horse due to height differences, but all the rest was expected.

    there was a group of kids who made all of others push the merry-go-round so some of us experienced first hand having to do all the work and not getting the benefit of play.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Tue, Mar 1, 2011, at 10:30 AM
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