Hello, Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here!
I dropped my kids off yesterday and they went to the zoo. It had been a while for them so I glad they got to go.
Whenever your children go somewhere without you, they are heavily exposed to new experiences and challenges that they might not of you were present.
Within reason, this exposure is necessary to temper them into the men and women they will be in the future.
As I was driving home, I was reminded of this when I saw a dumpster full of toilets.
I couldn’t pass this photo opportunity up, regardless of how it was dumped on me.
Flush with energy, I climbed atop the dumpster for it had no lid. The porcelain graveyard was all mine to dig through and look for opportunities to enrich myself.
Perhaps somewhere in there was copper pipe to recycle or a maybe misplaced tool.
A cost-benefit analysis was conducted in my mind.
The first thing I thought was… I will be a meme on the Internet if someone takes a picture of me digging in a toilet dumpster.I ignored such a warning bell. Social reprecussions would not stop me from precious copper pipe mining.
Then, I looked at the toilets. Some had mold on them and some had fecal matter. There were jagged edges on the toilets that could leave a nasty scratch. I thought about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It can last for a while on a surface.
I did not find the value in searching for copper here. Whoever headed up the work detail already considered this.
I opted to take the dirty photograph and be on my way.
The world surrounding children (and adults) is much like the sea of porcelain thrones I almost chose to engage in, but they do not always have the wherewithal to make informed choices. That is why we parent them and set good boundaries, helping them plan challenges and experiences. Do we let them explore a garbage scow of toilets?
Well, those are my thoughts on the matter. What are your thoughts on parenting?
This is an open forum and I will likely follow up my response with a question.