Is there a Safe Child Syndrome? Have we parents gone kind of nuts about protecting our children? I hope I can figure out how to teach David to be independent without exposing him to too many risks, but risk is impossible to avoid in any case.

Weird observation: I’ve been to a couple of block parties lately. There’s always kids running around all over the place. But at all other times, the streets the parties were on are pretty quiet. I almost never see anyone. I wish there were more kids running around.