You say this. Until you have one, and you go to the grocery store because you are out of milk and cereal and every other necessity since you didn’t want to take the kids before. Your Significant Other couldn’t watch the child(ren) because they are at work or too fucking lazy to help. You have been dealing with screaming and fighting all day from your toddler who is more of a tyrant than a child. And the only way to keep your child from screaming bloody murder at you is to let them walk next to you, but they just want to roam, and you’re trying to push a cart, get the things you need, and soothe another fussy child/baby.
Or you don’t want some stranger snatching your child while you look up for 2 seconds to grab a box of cereal. Or reach in to grab the milk. Or find your car keys to get it unlocked.
Or your child suffers from Autism and doesn’t always comprehend the same things as a non-ASD child would. And that child the mental age of a 3 year old, but a body of a 16 year old, won’t stop wandering every time he sees something light up or flash while you’re at the fair with the rest of the family. And if for some reason he got lost, he probably wouldn’t be able to tell anyone his name because he doesn’t talk to strangers.
Shit isn’t as easy as “I won’t be my parents” or “I won’t be that parent”. Sometimes it’s about safety. Sometimes you don’t give 2 fucks about what another person thinks as long as your kid is okay. Every parent prays it’s their child that will be a saint and won’t act up like a freaking turd in public.
This is coming from someone who is a mother and has nannied for 8 years of my fucking life.
Don’t call it a fucking leash. It’s a god damn safety harness.
Noted. Thank you. I understand where you’re coming from, and don’t disagree at all. However, some parents put their kids on a leash so they can pay more attention to their electronic devices, etc. Thank you for commenting… Maybe you have an opinion about some of my other eCards.