#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 19th/17 – Rubbish

Day 19 of #JusJoJan, the writing challenge by Linda G Hill, inspiring us to write every day in January!

The Just Jot It January 19th prompt, brought to you by Wendy of Wendy’s Waffle, is: “Rubbish.” Use it any way you’re inspired to. And make sure you stop by and say hi to Wendy as well! Here’s her blog: https://waffle-with-wendy.blogspot.ca/

Rubbish

I wondered what to write when I saw this prompt initially. Should I muse about the trash? Or about things that I think are like garbage?

Then a conversation with Lil Man the other morning, triggered something.

My son is 11.

He is in Secondary School.

He is still a child.

When he went to the local park, on his way from school one evening, with his friends, they stopped at the climbing frame, which incidentally, is one outside of the play area for young children, for the older kids to play on.

“We went to climb on there, and about three different men in green jackets came up to us and told us to get off, that we couldn’t play on there! The park people are rubbish!”

So, according to these officials, 11 year olds are too old to go on park equipment, that has been designed for the older child… Hmm…

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t the world generally always complaining about the fact that kids are growing up too fast?

So why limit their playtime in a park?

Surely that is a good thing, that they want to play, and be children, not sat at home watching TV or buried in their phones!

My son is small in stature as it is. He is often mistaken for a Primary School aged child, but the badge on his blazer gives away that he is older. He is a very physical person, and for that I am glad.

But to have the opportunity to burn some energy taken away by idiotic officials… now that really is RUBBISH!

Let kids be kids!

jjj-2017

 

 

 

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. manyofus1980
    Feb 11, 2017 @ 15:23:46

    FFS that’s rubbish! He shouldn’t have been stopped from playing! what idiots! ❤ xoxoxo

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  2. LindaGHill
    Jan 21, 2017 @ 03:58:01

    I agree! I’d be going with him next time. :/

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  3. Judy E Martin
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 20:35:34

    What stupid Jobsworths! I can’t believe some people! What is wrong with kids playing?!!!

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  4. Erika Kind
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 20:07:22

    This is so idiotic! As you say, we are supposed to get our children more to play outside than sticking with Playstation and cell phone. Now they even go playing outside because they enjoy it and are sent away… ridiculous and simply a shame!

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  5. willowdot21
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 19:48:12

    Hi Ritu not only was I in your spam box but I was unfollowed again.. I have refollowed you ! As for the men in the Park I am with you. You are correct we need children to be children for as long as they can! Anything that that saves them from google eyes and dislocated thumbs is to be encouraged not discouraged!! xxxxxx

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  6. John Holton
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 19:45:27

    Eleven is still a kid. I could see if he was fourteen or so and bigger, but he’s a kid.

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  7. ShiningTheory
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 19:16:59

    A child will always be a child for a mother and a eleven years old should never be termed as a elder kid. All the kid’s love to play be a eleven years old or a five year old. They are very cheerful people who have all the rights to play in the parks. These officials are senseless and ridiculous.

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  8. wendyj59
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 19:07:06

    How frustrating for the kids!

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  9. elementhealing
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 16:58:26

    What a shame. It must have been very frustrating for your son and his friends. Children on the playground is a better choice than sitting doing nothing or even on the streets causing trouble. I agree let them play!

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  10. syl65
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 16:19:06

    Nothing better to do than to interfere with some kids about ready to have some harmless fun.

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  11. Anisha
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 10:37:29

    Did’nt expect this when u started the post…wonderfully written! love the last line though! 🙂

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  12. susieshy45
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 10:07:04

    I was always tall for my age. And big built too. I remember multiple incidents from when I was 9 to 16 when I was kicked off various places for being too big, for lying about my age to get favors and so on. After 16, it all settled down.
    Susie

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  13. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 09:51:56

    Couldn’t agree more, that is rubbish and ridiculous!

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  14. Annika Perry
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 09:44:17

    Totally rubbish! Unfortunately things like this happen far too often, great you can highlight it here.

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