Has Canada become a nation of wimps? I hate to even ask but you’ll understand after you hear what happened to a school bus driver after he allowed three of his charges to get off the bus 300 metres before reaching their babysitter’s house.
The kids ages 6, 8 and 10 walked the distance of two CFL football fields after the six year old said he wanted to get off early to “stretch his legs”. Initially, the driver said no but the kids eventually convinced him.
Nothing happened during this 300 metre incredible journey to the babysitter’s house, but dad had a conniption fit and demanded retribution for the horrible things that could have happened.
Watch as I tell the tale including what happened to the bus driver with a spotless record.
Welcome to 2016, where children are increasingly looked upon as precious hothouse flowers that must be shielded from the indignities of life. We can’t risk hurting their self-esteem.
We ban tag, refuse to keep score and make sure everyone gets a “participant” trophy regardless of performance. And now a 300-metre walk is cruel and unusual punishment?
How sad that we’ve devolved from True North Strong and Free to Wimp Nation, thanks in part to paranoid helicopter parents who entomb their children in suffocating bubble-wrap.