With my parents asleep my brother would wake me late Saturday nights so he wouldn’t have to watch horror flicks alone…

Things I never saw when I was a boy: car seats, playdates, sippy cups, school age children in strollers, childproof locks on toilet seats or refrigerators, sun shades reading “Child On Board” in car windows. While it’s hard to blame a parent for wanting to safeguard their children from harm – my girls have been raised with at least half of this list – I think most of us have moments when we wonder whether we’re turning their childhood into something between a gilded cage and a padded room.

A good read.