Originally Posted by HRoi
Couldn't you put your kids on an oversized hamster wheel to satisfy their need for running around? Is this product available? Because if not I may have found my golden ticket
From what I've seen kids like to cover ground and explore so it's not just about giving them a treadmill to play on.
On a somewhat related note, I am amused with the anti-kid brigade in our society. I wouldn't say I'm annoyed by it because I understand where it's coming from and feel bad for people who wouldn't enjoy having children around. I mainly dismiss young people who don't yet have kids, because let's be honest their opinions are meaningless when it comes to the topic and they often make fun of breeders while simultaneously and, without one bit of irony, anthropomorphize their pets. For people who are beyond their child-bearing years or who really have definitively made the choice not to have kids - I say kudos. The world would be a less crowded place with more people like them. Of course, there would be a lot fewer of them if their parents weren't breeders, but they never seem to acknowledge that all adults were at one time children.
I'm not accusing you HRoi of any of this - for all I know you have 5 kids and you don't seem to be one of the anti-breeders. Your comment made me think - huh, he could be someone who doesn't have or want kids but isn't an anti-breeder.