Dangerous Stuff Our Parents Let Us Do

Young cyclist and his father

When I was growing up the above picture would be the best Dad in the neighborhood. Today he'd be run out of town. There is a Hashtag that is trending called #DidAsAChildButDangerousNow. People are posting all kinds of photos. A few are below. I remember some of the dangerous stuff our parents let us do with our thinking twice. Seat belts? Ha ya right. We jumped around in the back of a station wagon. Our playgrounds were built on blacktop. Second hand smoke? Whatever. My parents let us run after a truck that drove through the neighborhood that spewed a chemical filled fog that was supposed to kill mosquitoes.

Enjoy. I may have done a lot of this stuff, but as a parent it makes me very nervous

photo: getty images

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