Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Sit, Ubu, sit ... good dog"

Now, this might be overdue, considering we came back from Disney World almost two months ago. And it might be more appropriate for Pete Colaizzo's "Daddy Diary" blog, but what the heck...

I love seeing kids on leashes! I can't get enough of 'em! You see them running (albeit tethered to their parents) all over Disney World or the mall, and they're just the funniest lil' things in the world. Whenever I see some poor little tyke on a leash, I make a point to snap a picture. My goal is to start a Web site, www.KidsOnLeashes.com, where people can share their thoughts of (duh!) kids on leashes.

I suppose I find them funny, in particular, because of the little snot-nosed brats who deserved to be on leashes when I was a kid, I was Exhibit No. 1.

Still, somehow my parents found a way to rear me without treating me like a puppy who can't be trusted to dart in front of traffic. I mean seriously, what's next ... kiddy choke- chains?!

Oh! And the worst are the parents who try to disguise the leash by making them look all cutesy by buying ones that look like teddy bears or little monkeys.

Note to these parents: We still know your kid is walking around on a leash! That leash in your hand, attached to your child, kind of gives it away.

Whenever I see a kid on a leash, I'm just dying to hear the little guy ask, "Mommy, how come all the other kids aren't on leashes?" and have the mom explain why she decided to tether the kid up like a cocker spaniel.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! This is so funny! I wonder what kind of psycological effects leashed have on kids. What is their actualy name? They can't be marketed at "leashes" can they?

Doug Mientkiewicz said...

Having discussed this issue with you before in the past, I duly proclaim this blog "Doug's favorite Sean's Space Blog Ever". At this point it could only be outdone by an eyewitness account of a scorekeeper yelling at an ex-MLB player. Oh, that's right you weren't there for that!! Ask Rod about it!

Anonymous said...

I actually think leashes are a good idea... I was on a leash as a child, and I haven't noticed any psychological effects. I am glad my parents did this- it gives the child a sense of freedom, while still being safe. It protects children from abduction. also, it keeps kids' arms from being pulled out of their sockets by tall parents. And did you see any of the parents actually treating the kids like dogs, or were they merely concerned with their child's safety? I think this needs to be taken into consideration before jumping to conclusions.