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Poll Results: Do you let your kids go up the slide?

 
  • 16% (75)
    No, I don't.
  • 67% (310)
    Yes, I let them.
  • 16% (76)
    Other.
461 Total Votes  
post #141 of 203
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Originally Posted by orangefoot View Post
If there is no one on the slide at the park - yes I do. I also let them stand up on the swings.:

At home the slide gets used in all kinds of ways. My smallest dd is 10 mo and she can climb the slide already. She has been practising this week and has it sussed now.

you should come to the park with me. we shall have a great time.
post #142 of 203
If we're there without my daycare kids and the park isn't busy then yes, otherwise no.
post #143 of 203
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Originally Posted by BlueStateMama View Post
The dictionary, for one.
Mabye I'm just dense, but that defination is plenty open ended. It says nothing about sliding "down", just sliding. Half the fun of climbing the slide is the fact that it's tricky and you slide around while doing it. :
post #144 of 203
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by UnschoolnMa View Post
This thread, in some places, is reminding me of a sign I saw once that said "No running No climbing No skating No Bicycling , and then hand written in under NO FUN!" :
Two of the rules on the sign at the indoor mall playground near here are No Running and No Climbing. Let me tell you how often those get followed.
post #145 of 203
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Originally Posted by phathui5 View Post
Two of the rules on the sign at the indoor mall playground near here are No Running and No Climbing. Let me tell you how often those get followed.
Oi a playground actually has those rules? That's just dumb.

I'm going to have to look at our playground rules and see what happens. Maybe I'll look at our mall playground rules as well (though it's a little ways away so DBF might not be up for that lol)
post #146 of 203
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Originally Posted by mistymama View Post
It says nothing about sliding "down", just sliding.
Probably the dictionary is one of those old school dictionaries that just assumes the laws of gravity.
post #147 of 203
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Originally Posted by SwissMama View Post
Probably the dictionary is one of those old school dictionaries that just assumes the laws of gravity.


The laws of gravity apply when going up the slide as well, that's my whole point. I'd like to see where the law is written that says SLIDES ARE BUILT FOR GOING DOWN ONLY.

Like I said, I'm dense sometimes.
post #148 of 203
I mean this in a playful way... I think that this thread proves that here at motheringdotcommune, we can argue about literally ANYTHING.
post #149 of 203
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Originally Posted by ShadowMom View Post
I mean this in a playful way... I think that this thread proves that here at motheringdotcommune, we can argue about literally ANYTHING.
post #150 of 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueStateMama View Post
The dictionary, for one.
I wonder what the definition is for "swing". Surely it would NOT be appropriate to use a swing to fly like an airplane!

And heavens forbid you use a firetruck to play house!

Or a ladder as "base".

Or...

post #151 of 203
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Originally Posted by Periwinkle View Post
I wonder what the definition is for "swing". Surely it would NOT be appropriate to use a swing to fly like an airplane!

And heavens forbid you use a firetruck to play house!

Or a ladder as "base".

Or...

post #152 of 203
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Originally Posted by ShadowMom View Post
I mean this in a playful way... I think that this thread proves that here at motheringdotcommune, we can argue about literally ANYTHING.
ITA!

I keep checking back in when I see that it has new comments, thinking a side debate has emerged or something, but no ... still just some people saying yep and some people saying nope!
post #153 of 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Periwinkle View Post
I wonder what the definition is for "swing". Surely it would NOT be appropriate to use a swing to fly like an airplane!

And heavens forbid you use a firetruck to play house!

Or a ladder as "base".

Or...



And yes, I think we can argue about anything at MDC, isn't that the beauty?
post #154 of 203
I'm LIKE the idea of using tools/toys for other than their intended purposes.

I wouldn't feel comfortable telling dd that slides are not for sliding down, because she could just as easily (and rightfully) argue that
shoes are for wearing, not for squishing earwigs
folded dishtowels are for drying dishes, not for carrying hot cake pans
yard sticks are for measuring things, not for fishing things out from under the couch
shoelaces are for tying shoes, not toy leashes for stuffed unicorns
potatoes are for eating, not for carving into shapes to make paint stamps
old papertowel rolls are garbage, they are not telescopes
macaroni is for eating, not for making jewelry
trees are not for climbing
the driveway is not for chalk drawings
ketchup is to put on hotdogs or fries, not plums and strawberries
wagons are for sitting and riding in, not for turning over and making a mermaid cave
pillows are for sleeping, not for bonking mommy on the head
...
post #155 of 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Periwinkle View Post
I wonder what the definition is for "swing". Surely it would NOT be appropriate to use a swing to fly like an airplane!

And heavens forbid you use a firetruck to play house!

Or a ladder as "base".

Or...


WHAT? You mean I can't use the big frying pan as Barbie's Pool???
post #156 of 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilyka View Post
you should come to the park with me. we shall have a great time.
Ooohh yeah. Your country or mine?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kamilla626 View Post
I'm LIKE the idea of using tools/toys for other than their intended purposes.

I wouldn't feel comfortable telling dd that slides are not for sliding down, because she could just as easily (and rightfully) argue that
shoes are for wearing, not for squishing earwigs
folded dishtowels are for drying dishes, not for carrying hot cake pans
yard sticks are for measuring things, not for fishing things out from under the couch
shoelaces are for tying shoes, not toy leashes for stuffed unicorns
potatoes are for eating, not for carving into shapes to make paint stamps
old papertowel rolls are garbage, they are not telescopes
macaroni is for eating, not for making jewelry
trees are not for climbing
the driveway is not for chalk drawings
ketchup is to put on hotdogs or fries, not plums and strawberries
wagons are for sitting and riding in, not for turning over and making a mermaid cave
pillows are for sleeping, not for bonking mommy on the head
...
Absolutely. Little people need the freedom to explore the possibilities of everything.
post #157 of 203
Sigh. I'm not the evil Grand Inquistor and Overlord of the playground. I'm just not a fan of going up the slide. I don't think I have mentioned (or have) any other restrictions. I'm not evilly tenting my fingers and cackling about how I'm going to wreck everyone's fun on the playground. I encourage my children to be creative, to think outside the box - but I don't think having one particular safety rule that the majority of MDC doesn't agree with makes me some sort of control freak.
post #158 of 203
If its just her I do but if its other people I will make her come down with them. She seems to get it but hope its not too confusing!
post #159 of 203
As long as no one is waiting to come down I do.
post #160 of 203
If there are other kids waiting their turn on the slide, I would say no going up, so the others can have a turn. Also, no going up if there are smaller kids playing on the slide. But, if it's just my kid, or another kid who is also running up and down the slide, then that's fine.

If you put too many rules on a child's toy, it's no longer a child's toy.
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