What did you do as a kid that you wouldn't let your kids do today?

@owlwings (40824)
Cambridge, England
October 31, 2006 2:12pm CST
We all must have done things with gay abandon - and survived to tell the tale!
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@AJ1952Chats (2338)
• Anderson, Indiana
9 Nov 06
Cross a footbridge as narrow as the one I used to use to get from one side of our creek to another. At the time, none of us thought anything about it--not even adults. It was about as narrow as a gymnastics balance beam, and I did fall off of it one time and hit my head on some rocks. Fortunately, I must have had a hard head, because I didn't even bleed. Speaking of our creek... I used to pick up leeches and put them on my arms to suck. I thought that they were kissing me, but they were really after my blood. UGH!
@owlwings (40824)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
Awww ... how sweet! Kissing leeches! (Actually, they are used in medicine. They can inject an anaesthetic and anti-clotting agent). You were an unusual kid! Unreasoning fear of fire dampers and no natural disgust of leeches!
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• Anderson, Indiana
6 Mar 08
LOL! Would you believe I've reposted the damper issue? It usually brings about some interesting conversation. I was just thinking that I named the damper Georgia Anne for a day or two and, then, changed it to Susie. But it would have been more accurate to have named it Chuckie. It was sinister when seen in a certain light. Imagine the dramatic music like they usually have for horror movies where it kinda grumbles along and, then, has this kind of blast when the scariest object in the room gets shown to the audience close-up. When the focus went onto the damper, that would be when the blast of music would be played. I've heard two sides to the story about leeches. Some people say that they're actually a great natural treatment and should still be available. Others say that they're not only quackery but downright dangerous. My jury's out on that one. I don't know that they were that dangerous or I would have been killed off by now.
• United States
31 Oct 06
We walked to church at midnight alone for Christmas service..
@owlwings (40824)
• Cambridge, England
31 Oct 06
We would think nothing of being around the village or playing by the river. I suppose our mothers knew more or less where we were - and we knew to come home when we were expected! The dangers were all physical ones and we trailed the mile home wet through more than once!
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@RieRie (820)
31 Oct 06
I haven't got kids, but when I do there's probably even more to worry about, I wouldn't let them go for walks by themselves, other than that I didn't really do anything that I wouldn't let kids do.
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@nannacroc (4049)
31 Oct 06
Walk along dark country roads. Even though they're grown up now I wouldn't like them to do that although me and a friend used to do it a lot.
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I was in style when I wore those really short mini-skirts. But I would never let my teen daughter out of the house in one today. Hypocrite? Maybe. But parents have to work harder today at keeping there kids safe, I believe.
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@tsmeesa98 (576)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Go rock climbing in large groups. I loved going rock climbing as a kid but now that I think back on it I took a lot of unneccessary risks when I was climbing with my friends.
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@pumpkinjam (6250)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 06
Nothing at all. I was always sooooooo good, yes really! Well, ok, there may have been one or two things but then, I don't plan to be too strict with my kids. I wouldn't want them to go to a nightclub before they are 18 or sneak out to parties! Well, I intend to be fair about parties so hopefully they'll never have a reason to sneak out to any. So I think going to a club before they are 18 is probably the only thing I did which I wouldn't want my kids to do. Actually, I was fairly good so there really isn't anything else that I did which I wouldn't want them to do!
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
6 Mar 08
I skip my lesson and sometime I skip school and learn smoking during my teenage time. That's the thing that I wouldn't let my kids do today.