Why? Why Kid Leashes?

The world is always changing, and we have to change with it. Different products and trends will change, and sometimes we need to adapt to those changes.

BUT, there are still things that continue to come out/have come out that just make us stop and say; “Why?”

One of those products, for me, is the kid leash.

I’m bringing this up because the other day, on my way home from work, I saw a mother walking her child down the sidewalk. And NO, I didn’t say “walking with her child.” I said “WALKING HER CHILD!”

This woman had a long red leash attached to a harness that the child wore to make it seem like he was wearing a little red backpack. And this kid wasn’t even that fast, so I have no idea why the hell he needed to be on a leash.

But to top it all off, the mother walking this child was on her damn phone the ENTIRE TIME! I mean granted, people do buy these things for actual safety reasons. They might have injuries that keep them from moving quickly, and they need some kind of assistance so that their child is safe.

But honestly, this woman looked like the poster-child for all things healthy and fitness. She had the track jacket, the sweat pants, the unnecessarily expensive running shows……..all to walk her kid down the street.

And she looked INVESTED in whatever the hell she was doing on that cellphone. She was just typing with a purpose, like a college kid trying to finish their paper the day it’s due.

Now, some people might come at me with; “Oh, it’s good exercise Kellen! Don’t be so negative about it!”

Good exercise?!? Haven’t we heard of a park? You know, the big-ass metal things that we use to climb all over back in the day? Or has the rise of kids playing on their gadgets made us forget about them?

But in the end, if you DO have a kid leash and know me, I do apologize. God bless ya!

This whole article is dedicated to people who pull what this lady pulled. If you’re going to focus more on your phone, but want to promote “good exercise,” just get a treadmill.


Do you think I’m a little overboard with this? Or should some people just get rid of these leashes? Let me know in the comments below, or on one of The Midwestern Barfly Gazette’s various social media accounts;

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