Saturday, March 13, 2010

Another Case of Clueless Competence

Remember when I was too cheap to buy a new television, then later discovered our old set was ideal for child safety?

Well, now I've learned that it's dangerous to go down a slide with your toddler in your lap.

Apparently some parents do this in an effort to keep their kids safe. But if the child's leg gets stuck, the weight of the parent can snap the toddler's tibia like a dry twig.

Fortunately, it never occurred to us to do this. We've been letting Elliot go down the slide by himself for months — even on the big kids' slide. And I thought we were just bad parents!