Originally Posted by DBassett
Yes I do as long as the slide isn't way too high and poses a huge safety hazard and as long as kids aren't trying to come down it. I was a climber as a kid and my kids are climbers. I also have a tendency to go running up the slide
IMVHO, there's just as much risk falling off the monkey bars or jungle gym so I really don't get the logic that they shouldn't bc they'll get hurt- I mean, if that's the case then they shouldn't use half of the things at the playground
Yes! Joe's dad was sliding DOWN a slide when he was little, & somehow the corner of his eye got caught by a protruding screw... & he ripped his eye up pretty badly. I fell forward on a teeter totter & I am pretty certain I broke a bone in my nose. I also cracked my head hard on a jungle gym. These incidents all happened when we were using the equipment "correctly."
As long as kids are considerate of others, I don't see an issue. There was a girl at the park the other day putting handfuls of mulch on the end of the slide- Joe & his cousin asked her several times not to, & she'd wait till they were at the top of the slide & BAM! Throw mulch all over it. That is more irritating to me than a kid going up a slide.
That same day someone kicked my nephew in the back, going DOWN the slide.