Balls in a schoolyard, if you haven’t heard, is the newest controversy to hit Toronto. Apparently children (and adults)have the potential to get injured by a ball and because some families would like their children to live in a proverbial bubble, this is of concern.
Concerning enough that there is actually a ban on balls in the schoolyard being considered. One school has actually implemented this due to a parent getting hit by a ball and the result being a concussion. Has this particular school never heard of an accident? What if that person rear ended a car sometime in the last few years? Should they be banned from driving or could we chalk it up to an accident?
Clearly none of the parents recommending this ban were involved in the creation of dodgeball which if you don’t know is focused around getting hit by a ball. I played it almost daily as a child and yet somehow survived the trauma. Clearly my parents and their generation, who were focused on providing us with the best in life, didn’t feel the need to protect us from every potential injury. They likely felt that there would be times when they couldn’t be watching over me and the ability to look out for myself would make me a more resilient child able to deal with what life throws at me like that big bad ball.