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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Party Crashers

Photo courtesy of Expense with Creative Commons

When my older son was celebrating his third birthday, my Mom came running into the house covered in blood. The Wiggles music came to a screeching halt as all our party goers ran outside to check out the action. There at the end of the street was a daredevil skateboarder covered in blood whom my silly mom attempted to help bandage.

After the ambulance came and carted off the drugged up teen that decided to skateboard down a 90 degree hill with no helmet, the party lost all of its fun. Since that day, I refer these crazy guys as my "party crashers."

A pick-up truck frequently hauls this group of kids to the top of the street and they do crazy daredevil maneuvers down our steep hill - with yes - NO protective gear. The busy body neighbor on the street corner usually comes out front while calling the police, and its only a few minutes before they takeoff to avoid getting in trouble.

This afternoon my dad came by to show me his cool new friend - siri - and there they were again. "The party crashers." It's hard to interpret the speed on our video, but they have to be going at least 45mph.



Would you allow your children to do this?



12 comments:

  1. I may or may not have had a little brother that sent his friend down a big hill in a shopping cart a la Jackass.
    I was never a fan of that show.
    Kids these days were raised as that kind of stupid stunts already in the culture.
    Mine would get in big trouble if they did dumb stuff like that and I'd show them the pics of WHY they shouldn't as well.

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    1. Yikes!! That show Jackass just set gave kids way too many ideas for making bad choices.

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  2. I cannot watch this video. I got as far as when the camera pans left and saw that steep hill and I had a virtual heart attack.

    Last week a young man died doing this in our neighborhood. He was on some kind of newfangled recumbent skateboard, riding it the wrong way, without a helmet, AT NIGHT. The irony is that he was a professional boarder.

    I sure hope your kids are getting the right message from this and not wanting to do it, too.

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  3. This sort of thing really scares me. My younger son has had stitches twice and I'm terrified of the idea of him on a skateboard. Acck. So scary.

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    1. I am afraid of them too. Especially the rip stick skateboards! They make me so nervous!

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  4. That's insane. I'm obviously familiar with that hill and I'm really surprised that the city hasn't done anything. I guess speed bumps wouldn't do any good. I'm with the lady on the corner - I'd call the police every time.

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    1. I agree Wendy. It is hard to do much about it - or until something serious happens to one of these kids.

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  5. I gasped when I saw the hill - ugh this is my future, as I have a little daredevil

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  6. I would never allow my kid to do this. However, my kid did this and much more when she skateboarded as a youth. So thankful I never got the call from a neighbor.

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  7. Skateboards terrify me and these kids are not even wearing helmets...never!

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