xD We shot guns, played with darts, played a game we called Throwing Knives, didnt use helmets or knee/elbow pads, sat in the back without seatbelts (especially in pickup trucks), almost never had adult supervision (we played out in the woods, walked to and from school from the time we were 6, wandered neighborhoods with just our friends, never wore lifejackets, sat in cars alone on hot days while Mom went shopping, had sleds pulled by 4 wheelers, never used sunblock, definitely played on unsafe, rusty playgrounds, fireworks, I had an ez bake oven (it barely worked), sat in the front seat, went trick or treating with just friends, sat on Granny's lap while she drove...

    Yeah, we more or less did "horrifying" things allllll the time lol
      Most of those made me laugh. When you fell off a bike, you only did it once, maybe twice because you knew how bad it hurt-same with the monkey bars. Riding in the back of the car or on somebody's lap, you knew to sit still or your butt would be hurting-and not from a car wreck, from mom's hand. Yes, mom kept an eye on us and gave us certain limits-but she TRUSTED us to behave and stay out of trouble, if we ruined that trust, we had to stay inside and clean-nobody wanted that chore including mom! The smoking and the beer-I can distinctly remember punching my oldest's godfather for letting her hold an empty beer bottle and when I caught him trying to spike her formula with it I was 5 miles into a 45 mile walk home before somebody caught up with us-same with the cigarettes.

      Yes, the world is scarier place, but you have still have to raise your kids as if they are going to be adults one day. because they will. And that's our job as parents, to teach them responsibility and why we absolutely say no to some things.
        I remember when it was normal to go out in a rain storm in my underwear and no one worried about getting struck by lightening or getting sick if we got sick we got sick it happens but we had fun
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