Originally Posted by mikem9
PS - I don't have the same concern with dirt. It can hurt you. I have quite a list myself. But I put it in a similar level as say playing football.
Interestingly, I know many parents who refuse to allow their children to play football for fear of being hurt. I'm not suggesting a parent, yourself included, doesn't have the right on what lines to draw, but as a parent you do have an obligation to "walk the walk".