Scott Adams, who seems much more eloquent, comments thusly:
My first reaction to the kid on the leash is that it was humiliating and wrong. But the kid seemed happy enough. And so it made me wonder if the father is ever tempted to take it to the next level, i.e. walking the kid naked and picking up the turds with a plastic bag. That has got to be easier than changing a diaper. If it weren’t, dogs would wear diapers. I think that’s obvious. And once you’ve decided that humiliation isn’t an issue, all bets are off.A better idea might be to put cement in their shoes. It would slow them down enough that you can tackle them. Then, you wouldn't get disapproving looks from us busy bodies because we wouldn't know any different. We might say how muscular their legs are for a 2-year old, but that's okay.
BTW, I don't condone disapproving looks from people who aren't parents - that, "I'd never do that to my child" look. They are always wrong on the subject of parenting, regardless if they agree with me.
Tags: children, parents
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