I just read that a school district has banned the game of tag due to safety concerns.
I realize that times are not the same as when I was in school, but I’m not sure what exactly has happened.
I played lots of games of tag, kick the can, football, baseball, dodge ball, slaughter ball, and Red Rover and apart from a few twisted ankles, slight bruising, and occasionally a little blood, no one died. The injured usually made back to the field of battle too.
Being a kid should be fun. A few tears along the way, yes, but how else can one compare the joys of fun?
Looking down the barrel of 50 years old does have its drawbacks but I thank God I got to grow up in an age when I was allowed to do so. Without being wrapped in bubble wrap.