Favorite 'dangerous' childhood toy.

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Favorite 'dangerous' childhood toy.

Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Do you have a favorite childhood toy that would be deemed 'dangerous' by today's standards? The one that makes you ask what the hell were my parents thinking.

For me, it's Jarts! No trips to the ER but some very close calls.
11/06/2012
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Ansley Ansley
The monkey bars! Man, I went to school when our playgrounds were asphalt and wood chips. I never got hurt, but my friends surely did.

I hate that all of that has either been taken away completely or replaced by rubber pieces (still hurts by the way). What happened to skinning your knee and learning to get over it?
11/06/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Ansley
The monkey bars! Man, I went to school when our playgrounds were asphalt and wood chips. I never got hurt, but my friends surely did.

I hate that all of that has either been taken away completely or replaced by rubber pieces (still hurts by ...
My son's school still has all sorts of metal stuff and it's a super conservative school. He injures himself nearly every day...but he's a boy, so that's to be expected. Most times it's not even on the equipment.

That rubber stuff DOES hurt. Especially the slides. Owww.
11/06/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by - Kira -
My son's school still has all sorts of metal stuff and it's a super conservative school. He injures himself nearly every day...but he's a boy, so that's to be expected. Most times it's not even on the equipment.

That ...
Wow, I'm impressed. A few years ago they did a massive overhaul and changed nearly all of the playgrounds in the urban/suburban areas here. I thought it was a huge waste of money, but I imagine the complaints from the mothers of speshul snowflakes was more of a headache than footing the bill.

I remember being more pissed off that I was shocked by the static build-up on the plastic slides than I was about burning my thighs on the metal slides.

#thegoodol'days
11/06/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
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Originally posted by Ansley
The monkey bars! Man, I went to school when our playgrounds were asphalt and wood chips. I never got hurt, but my friends surely did.

I hate that all of that has either been taken away completely or replaced by rubber pieces (still hurts by ...
Agreed, i loved the merry go rounds at school not the pretty oines byut the cheap ones that went super fast when you had 6 kids running and spinning you on it and if you flew off you got bloodied pretty good. those were the best
11/06/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by sweetiejo
Agreed, i loved the merry go rounds at school not the pretty oines byut the cheap ones that went super fast when you had 6 kids running and spinning you on it and if you flew off you got bloodied pretty good. those were the best
I don't do round and round very well, but I loved watching my friends do it!
11/06/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
I had a fully automatic BB gun , yes it was cool
11/07/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Ansley
Wow, I'm impressed. A few years ago they did a massive overhaul and changed nearly all of the playgrounds in the urban/suburban areas here. I thought it was a huge waste of money, but I imagine the complaints from the mothers of speshul ...
A lot of the places around here made the change, especially public schools. He goes to a small private school and I guess they figured money was better spent on *GASP* education. They also have a gigantic pool for the bigger kids and an in-ground little pool for the toddlers. I'm sure that's a fortune to keep up, though they're salt water which probably helps some of the cost.

The parents at his school are usually nice but overly protective. I'm really surprised a group of them hasn't forced plastic playgrounds.

OMG the static shock from those things is terrible. *shudder*
11/07/2012
leatherlover leatherlover
Wooden play grounds with metal slides, metal oil drums to crawl through, and the monkey bars, and all this metal in the Georgia summers, owch! I can remember one with a totally vertical climb that seemed really high to me, and it was always so difficult to find the bar to climb back down. No safety protection, and I turned out totally fine. And I can remember big merry go rounds as well, and always thought if you fell off right under the edge, that you could get seriously hurt.
11/07/2012
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