Category: Parenting

A question to parents from someone without children

Tip: This means “Stop.Do not cross the street.”

Warm weather is finally here! Those of us who live in cold climates can all celebrate the return of spring and summer. Gone for a few months are the slush and icy winds of winter.

Those of you with young children can get the entire family out for some fresh air and sunshine. This is good.

However, I live in Boston. It is a land of notoriously bad drivers; people who, upon entering a highway, don’t understand the meaning of the word “Yield.” (Hint: It does not mean to drive as fast and aggressively as you possibly can in order to cut off all oncoming traffic.)

Having learned to drive in another part of the universe, where traffic laws are generally understood and obeyed, I still have a problem with your interpretation of a few traffic laws.

I am not here today to rant about your utter ignorance of the common 4-way stop. That is the subject for another blog.

Rather, our topic for today is: Jaywalking. Specifically, jaywalking with babies.

I see this at least once a day when I am walking down the street. (more…)