One of my little volunteer gigs is sending out the PTA's weekly e-mail newsletter for our school. I share the duties with another parent, and this week it's my turn to put everything together.
One of the teachers sent a reminder about bike safety on campus. He added another little note about safety on the end that surprised me because I never imagined parents wouldn't already know this. The note is a reminder that "heelies," those infernal sneakers with wheels built into the heels, aren't allowed at school.
I mean honestly - they are essentially roller skates that you can walk in. What parent would send their child to school in roller skates?
I loathe heelies, and my children will never own any. I can't count the number of times I've nearly been run down in the grocery store or at the mall by a kid wearing heelies. They ought to be banned from all public places.
And when I get older and more crotchety, I'll refuse to let kids ride bikes on my stretch of the sidewalk, too.