My kids are 5 and 2. My FIL wants to give them sled rides by pulling them behind a 3 wheeler. I do not care how slow he goes, I do not want them riding that way. My husband thinks it's not a big deal since his grandpa did it with him when he was little. I just think of the two people I know that did it and even though they were going faster and messing around, the are mentally and physically disabled now. Am I being too stiff? Should I just let them have fun or stick to my guns??
Call me an over protective parent but I think you are spot on about not allowing your young children to joy ride in this particular manner. I know that it is seen in some families as just innocent fun...well as they say, "it is all fun and games until someone gets hurt." In this case it is especially true. I know some friends who say it is about going a certain speed, knowing how to be a safe driver, they don't do stupid things...blah, blah, blah. Okay. But even sometimes very good people who are capable of driving those machines make mistakes or conditions unforeseen (like rocks and big logs jutting out) cause accidents. That is why they are called accidents - they are unplanned. I would have to say a big HELL NO to this one personally. Great that Grandpa wants to spend time with the kids but perhaps just nothing involving being in the back of heavy machinery and being tossed around at high speeds.
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