There was a post on another board where the lady was all up in arms because as she put it, regarding her mother, "Point is she wants to do almost everything that was acceptable back in 1970."
She later deleted her post because everyone told her to get a grip. She had left her kid with her mom so she could go away for the weekend, and her mom had placed a light blanket in the crib. The kid is 8 months old. The same mom that managed to keep her alive all that time when she raised her.
My thoughts were...
Kids were happier
and healthier back then when they weren't all sheltered and hidden in
plastic bubbles. We rode in the front seat of the family station wagon
across the country, or hung out in the cargo section waving at the cars
behind us... we didn't worry about things like time out and when a kid
misbehaved they got a spanking. We didn't have humidifiers, or bed
positioners. No one had a baby monitor, and we all had blankets and
bumpers in our cribs. Also, trick or treating was still fun and you got full-sized candy bars, pillowcases full, not those mini things. Every year we hardly have any trick or treaters. When we do, they are stupid teens.
And for the record, the Weeble Wobbles were
better back then and so were the Fisher-Price little people. They suck
now. Also, we didn't have stupid things like Wiggles and Teletubbies. Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers and Romper Room. That was it!
I wish like hell I could go back and raise my kids in the 70's or 80's.
We didn't have a bunch of fat children running around with portable video games, a soda and some rotten teeth. Kids went outside, rode their bike, and they had fun. We swam in lakes, and we didn't wait 30 minutes after eating to do so. We all made it.
Gosh.. everything is so "delicate" these days. If not for advances in modern medicine, I'd go back in time in a minute!