Originally Posted by tomcollins97
High heels disorienting - what planet are you on?!?! Wear flats if they cause you that many problems!
OK...on the kids thing
a) who cares - the exercise will do them good
b) when did a little wind or rain every hurt anyone
c) very safe when lots of other kids & rush hour traffic around. It is your responsibility as a parent to make your kids streetwise - if they are always in a car how is this possible
d) public transport maybe - and or walk!
e) an obvious one - but whay not walk with them??!!
f) if that is a woory you are obviously a very very very very bad parent!
Please grow up. Sometimes I wear high heels, sometime I don't. I realise that on the internet thing it may be a naive assumption but it's unlikely you know how to wear them. I do and I will generally not walk up or down escalators when I am wearing them. Since quite a few of the men around me appreciate the high heels, and I don't block escalators, I don't get what your problem is.
As for the kids - I don't have any but it's not your place to comment on my parenting.
a) If their school is on my way to work and my work is not within walking distance then it is more time efficient for me to drop them to school on the way to work than it is to walk to school with them and then go back and get the car. Work may not - and in this city frequently is not - easily accessible by public transport.
b) A little wind and rain and snow and hailstones can be rather nasty if the walk is more than 5 minutes. For the vast majority of people in this city, the walk to school is often more than five minutes
c) When I do this depends on what age they are. I'm reluctant to fling them out into the great nothing at the age of 4 and 5 if you don't mind. Also please note that not everyone lives in happy urban Dublin in the best of worlds. There may not be pavements, there may not be loads of other kids and parents and there may not be rush hour traffic. There may, however, be large trucks from which toddlers are hard to see.
d) not everyone has access to public transport and not everyone is close enough to walk to school.
e) It might not be an option for other practical details involved trying to balance the fact that some people have jobs too.
f) if you think that only bad parents have kids who skip school you are very, very naive.
Sam Kade, please note that I don't like banning or infracting people for upsetting the atmosphere of discussion. This does not mean I won't do it. Consider it a last warning.