Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:19:14 PM
For the record, my kids have all been that age/stage (they are older now), and it struck me as a cruel thing to do, and, it seems the parents are doing this for entertainment at the kid's expense. It`s just my opinion, but I never did/would have done that to my own kids...ever. It`s not about being overprotective, it`s about not being so self-absorbed and mean.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:12:12 AM
Good survival skills by the little un. Freeze until mom+1 comes along, and becomes more obvious target, then run like the clappers.
Reminds me of the "don't run from bears because it will make them want to give chase and they are faster" theory. It was on a trip with several friends when a bear appeared that I learned that the theory does not apply when certain friends believe they are fastest in the group. Luckily they were wrong and more-so because the bear didn`t bat an eye at us.