dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Childproofing reconsidered in the light of the Lynnsights.

As you know, I've always wondered why it was that Lynn seems to think that childproofing is a somewhat pointless inconvenience. I initially thought that it was the result of a collision between two rather silly ideas. The first, of course, can be summed up by the statement "They didn't do it when I was growing up and I survived so it's sort of unnecessary, isn't it?" The reason that that's stupid is, of course, her blithely ignoring all the children who didn't survive owing to a lack of safety measures. The second weak idea I blamed was her thinking that since even the most vigilant parents in the world could end up taking their kids to the hospital because of an accident, vigilance is futile. The most recent Lynnsights tell me that there's something far more sinister going on; what they tell me is that Lynn seems to regard having to change how she lives her life just because she gave birth as not only an unfair surprise but as being dictated to by her children. What's more, she'll never, ever forgive them for it. The sad thing is that her gushy dialog with its fake folksiness tricks Kool-Aid Nation into thinking that people like us want to abolish childhood; were they to realize the truth, they might be a bit pissed.
Tags: child rearing disasters

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