I did NOT let my kids and their friends play with guns and night vision goggles. That would be trivializing the horror and sacrifice of war, which is something I would never do. Not in my house.
I did NOT let the kids drink pop-disguised-as-fruit-juice or let them wear their hats at the table. I also did not make them laugh so hard that pop-disguised-as-fruit-juice came out of their noses. No respectful adult with any awareness of table etiquette would let kids do that while dining. Certainly not me.
I did NOT let the kids play on the computer or sit way too close to the screen. That is bad for their eyes, their brains, and shows a total lack of regard for their health and mental development. I could never do that.
I did NOT take the kids anywhere that could remotely be considered dangerous or put them in harm's way. I love them too much to ever put their well-being at risk.
I did NOT let them misuse equipment or abuse each other. We followed the rules at all times because that is what good parents do to properly teach their children to adopt the herd mentality that is required to succeed in the world. So we treated each other with respect and kindness at all times.
I did NOT let a total stranger touch my kid or his friends. I did not let some shifty batting cage own named Sal give the kids free batting tokens, free time in the pitching cage, or a hug. Only a person who has no clue how dangerous the world is would let that happen. Not on my watch.
It was a very boring weekend because we did none of these things. I kinda hope we can do none of these things again next weekend.
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