Friday, 15 February 2008

The Menace in the Garden

I have kids, I try to keep them safe, that's my job. I look out for them, I nurture them, I want them to grow up free from hurt and pain. I try to reduce their risk of serious injury and being maimed. I'm sure I'm not alone.

That is why I don't have a death trap lurking in my garden. I don't provide the means for my kids to break bones, tear ligaments, render themselves or their friends unconscious, or knock their teeth out.

How do I do this?

I don't have a fucking trampoline in my garden, that's how!

It's half term, I am seeing a constant stream of children and the occasional adult who have managed to bounce themselves into trouble on these damn things. Most of the time, the incident is unwitnessed. i.e. The child is unsupervised.

In my opinion these trampolines should not be sold without a safety net, and should only be used under adult supervision. However where I work, the parents are often kids themselves so it's probably best they just steer clear altogether.


GrumpyRN said...

Absolutely have to agree with you on this, I like you, have seen some horrendous limb threatening injuries from these damn things. Parents then blame kids "they were told only one at a time" where were they the lazy f**** having a beer or watching TV. Anything but making sure their kids are safe. Children having children, shallow gene pool, Ah, sorry, you pushed one of my buttons!!

Carol S. said...

Trampolines were not meant for backyards, I don't know how many times I've said it. I don't give a rotten rusty rip if the thing has a net around it either, it's not a safe "toy."

/end vent