Maybe this isn't America anymore and someone forgot to tell me. I live in a nice family neighborhood. I have kids, most of the neighbors have kids and it's a dead end street. We live right near an elementary school.
Today I was outside playing basketball in the street with my boys and some of the neighbor boys and when a car comes we hold the ball and go to the sidewalk. The car will slowly pass through and we all wave... except for one foreign SUV. (maybe the SUV element to this story will get the libs worked up)
Two ladies sitting in the car wouldn't pass by us, they just stopped. We waited a few minutes and I finally said let's get back in the street. At that point they decided to move forward so we all moved back. Then the lady rolled down her window and said, and I'm serious, "you shouldn't let these kids play in the street, it's against the law" and gave me the most condescending look I've ever gotten from anyone.
SHE THEN ACTUALLY CALLED THE POLICE! The officer just rolled his eyes when he arrived but it really hit me, there are segments of our society who want all our boys to sit around on ritalin like stupified zombies. Or better yet act like girls.
The schools won't allow dodgeball or tag and competitive attitudes are discouraged. (everyone is a winner, even the losers)
Sorry to burst your bubble ladies but my boys play ball in the street, climb trees in the woods, enjoy shooting guns, punching each other, racing and winning.
If you hate kids then move to Portland were you don't have neighborhood streets. (you know, cause you have all that "livability") If you move to Sherwood then realize that families live here. (NOTE: two gays living together is NOT a family)
I've got half a mind to grab the Daisy and take the boys down to the creek to shoot some Nutria. (the exception to Sherwoods "no dishcarge of BB guns inside city limits" is if you are "dispatching" varmits) Maybe then I'll have them cut the heads off and put them on stakes in the front yard (next to the "Illegal immigration is a crime" sign) as a warning to those "sex and city" women who view children as a nuisance instead of our future.
The nutria: will he make good slippers?