Wednesday, August 27, 2014

School Daze

Let me start off this post by saying that today's young parents are awesome.  Because they are.  And also because I don't want to hear Alec roll his eyeballs when I say what I'm going to say.

Anyway.  School has started up again, so when Ken Cannon and I walk the dogs we see kids with backpacks on their way to class.  We also see their parents.  Lots and LOTS of parents.  And that's a good thing, I know.  They're concerned about safety and they want time to connect with their children.

But I can't help but think every time I see kids with so many adults that I'm glad I grew up when I did, i.e. back in the Stone Age when mothers shoved you out of the cave and then locked the cave door until dinner when you came home again.  Kids had a whole lot of space to structure their own worlds with their own secret languages and landscapes and dramas.


Emily said...

Yes! This! I think most people at my kids' school are close to calling CPS on me because I don't walk them to class in the morning.

Alyosha said...

Totally. I am with you, and I parent my kids like this.

Megan said...

I shove my kids out the cave door and the early Stone Age foot-powered bus takes over. It's a nice arrangement.