We've just learned that our town, ever thoughtful about the safety of our children, is fencing off those dangerous places that might put our children at risk, the playgrounds in town. We can all breath a little easier now that those dangerous slides, climbers and swings will be out of bounds for the winter.
You can see the protective fencing in the background. Perhaps the children can play in the rolling waves of Georgian Bay instead, only 75 feet away (and unfenced).
I haven't seen it yet, but I'm told they have also fenced off the dangerous toboggan hill a few blocks away, though the children will still be able to play there in the summer. On the other hand, by the looks of the above picture, we'll have both a green Christmas and a green winter!
I'm glad I was a kid when I was. Seems like we had more fun!! : )ReplyDelete
Your really are green right now. I have notice that my grass has grown a little when it warms up enough. Other wise it is frosty and crunchy in the morning.ReplyDelete
It seems like there's a real thrust to remove all risk from the lives of children. Kids have an innate urge to test themselves and take some risks, if they don't do it in playgrounds or sliding hills they'll do it somewhere else that may be far more dangerous. It's too bad that so many adults just don't want to let kids be kids.ReplyDelete
I think Canada is just trying to keep up with the US.....keeping unaccompanied illegal minors from using the playground.ReplyDelete
Amazing, a green Christmas. No snow here either. Sometimes we get a light dusting, but nothing so far. - MargyReplyDelete
I wish they'd put the same emphasis on drivers and let the kids have fun.ReplyDelete
It's green here too. We've had record amounts of rain.ReplyDelete
No sledding?? Gosh what is winter for?ReplyDelete
When I was at Primary School in the late 1950s the Headmaster used to throw a bucketful of water on the playground on freezing days so that we'd have ice to make a slide. One can imagine the trouble he'd be in today if any child had fallen and sustained an injury - of course no one ever did come to any harm.ReplyDelete
Hey Furry, if you can guarantee that green winter and add a touch of warmth to that I think we will stay home instead of heading south.ReplyDelete
They started that when I was teaching in 2005 or so. It was ridiculous! They'd shut the play equipment.ReplyDelete
How sad that they block off a 'play area' for crying out loud! I'm so glad I was raised when and where I was (farm and small town) and that my children were raised at a time when they could roam freely and play outside without worry. Our grandchildren, not so fortunate.ReplyDelete
These days it's illegal to let a child walk a block to a friend's house without being accompanied by a grownup. Yes, things have sure changed. I'm glad nobody will get hurt on the playground, but I do feel a bit of sadness that it's all changed so much in a few short decades.ReplyDelete
Among the many problems in the world, too many lawyers proposing too many lawsuits, hence the pre-emptive nonsense like this.ReplyDelete
We have snow on the ground- the snowpack took a beating on Friday with rain, but it switched over to snow and has now gotten quite cold.
They're at home smoking pot anyway.ReplyDelete
(that may be a negative thought)
Looking at your last photograph, it does look like it may be a green Christmas.ReplyDelete
My good wishes to you and Mrs FG
All the best Jan