-walk up the down stairway? Yes, unless there is a big crowd coming down
- walk up the slide (if it is safe for them to do so)? Yes, unless there is another child coming down
- walk barefoot in the grass in the backyard? Yes, unless I've seen a lot of bees.
- pick the flowers in your backyard? etc? Yes, and raspberries, and vegetables.
What does that say about your parenting? I dunno, that I try to choose my battles, I guess. And that I think kids have too many...