Thursday, March 31, 2011

Best Sliding Board Ever

Can't you almost hear the squeals of delight from the little children shooting down this very high wooden sliding board? I love the juxtaposition of the tiny little girl and the elderly gentleman. Both of their expressions are priceless. This photograph is simply wonderful and brings back such great memories of the dangers of childhood. They are all but taken away these days. The wooden things at playgrounds are being replaced by plastic so kids don't get splinters. I'm all for safety but I think children are somewhat overprotected now. Click on the image to enlarge and get the full effect. What fun! 

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Bonnie said...

As a are preaching to the choir!

The Queen Vee said...

I'm amazed my children survived their childhoods. Let's see, I used unsafe cribs, high chairs, strollers, car seats, toys, bike riding with no helmets, drinking milk and eating peanut butter before they were one...they faced all these obstacles and hazards plus many more when they were young. It's a complete miracle that they are functioning adults now :-)

Sue said...

This brought back wonderful memories. We had such TALL slides back in the day. They have such wimpy slides now-not tall at all. No fun.
You're right-they ARE overprotected.