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Showing posts with label Ways to entertain the kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ways to entertain the kids. Show all posts

Sports have been pretty fun for the Michael Laub family

Background, context, and Assumptions
Executive Summary: So far James has done:
  • Soccer
    • 2 season in Chicago (Red Devils. 
    • 1 season in Denver
  • Tee-Ball
    • 1 season in Chicago (Pirates)
  • Basketball
    • I helped coach 2 intro to basketball courses
  • Rock Climbing
    • I took two climbing classes with James. 
  • Swimming
    • 2 or 3 learn to swim courses in Chicago
    • Classes with Mrs. Lori in Denver
  • Tennis
    • 1 short class in Denver
James being aggressive
He actually got a little bit of air!
I'm not sure what is going on here
James especially did well towards the end of the season, becoming pretty aggressive. 

2012 James Soccer
James told me that soccer is his favorite sport. Then rock climbing. Most of the other kids have played before (he is kind of old I guess to be starting) but he is having fun.

I think it moves faster. I'm helping out coach a little, and am thinking about coaching next year.

He plays his 2nd game this week end, and his grandparents may be able to see him.
James at the back of the line for one of his soccer drills. 
His Soccer photo turned out much better than his school photo 

Trampolines are not too dangerous and are good for kids +2

  1. Their is little risk of falling off a trampoline if you have netting.
  2. Trampolines are no more dangerous than football.
  3. Trampolines are perhaps no more dangerous than swimming pools, but they are much less expensive, and take less maintenance. 
  4. Trampolines with netting on the side are not too dangerous. 
  5. Kids jump on beds. You can't stop kids from jumping on stuff.
  6. Cars are dangerous, and we aren't going to stop driving cars are we? Obviously its not that simple. For instance, cars are more important than trampolines. But it is not required that you drive to unimportant places. Therefore, you can compare the danger and importance of driving to a park to jumping on the trampoline: both are recreational activities with some risk. The question is how much risk? How important is the activity? Obviously, a trampoline derives its importance as a form of recreation, and so you can't answer the question without first asking yourself how important recreation is. Recreation is important, because life needs to be enjoyable or else at some point suicide, depression, and associated dangers becomes a risk. Life without exercise is also a risk. To some degree, with our obesity problems, video games, cable, and TV may be more dangerous than trampolines. Some historic background might also be useful. For instance how would the danger of jumping on a trampoline compare to the danger associated with recreation "in the olden days" (like going to the local swimming hole).  
  7. Although cars are more dangerous, but we aren't going to stop driving. 
  1. The Mayo Clinic says they are too dangerous (logical fallacy: appeal to authority). 
  2. Falling off a trampoline or using a trampoline incorrectly can result in strains, sprains, fractures and other injuries — including potentially serious head and neck injuries.
  3. According to Jay L. Hoecker, MD, as writing on the May Clinic's website, "the risk of injury is so high that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that trampolines should never be used at home or in outdoor playgrounds". However the link to this claim on the AAP's website is not provided, and there is no direct quote, indicating that it is a summary. Summaries always result in some degree of misrepresentation.  
  4. My brother broke his fiance's leg on a trampoline (but it didn't have a net, and anecdotal evidence does not prove specific probabilities
  5. My brother broke my other brother's leg on the trampoline (but it didn't have a net, and anecdotal evidence does not prove specific probabilities. For instance my brother also broke his arm riding a bike, and few people think bikes are too dangerous). 
# of reasons to agree: +7
# of reasons to disagree: -5
# of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: +0
# of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
Total Idea Score: +2

<Images that agree>
    1. Me on a trampoline on Jessie Lane, Nampa Id. What an awesome back yard...
    1. On Trampoline on Southpowerline, before prom. I was able to do backflips without ever hurting my kneck. 

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Hiking is a good pastime

Reasons to agree
  1. Hiking is good exercise. 
Images that agree:
    • Lick Creek Road, Above McCall Idaho. My daughter with a stick and a flower that she found along our trip. (Photo: My brother, 2012) My brother's daughter carried our daughter on her shoulder, let her hold a big toad that she caught (James wouldn't hold it), and showed my kids the "zit tree". J was fast and stayed with his cousins, and so I got to walk slowly with Alison.
    • My daughter and I on a rock (Photo: My brother, 2012)
    • This is a big tree. Or as my youngest would tell us on this day, perhaps 300 times: "Trees are big".
    • My daughter getting a ride from her cousin