I don't know if you're aware of this, but there is a government agency called the Safe Water Commission.  These guardians of our water safety have recently warned us that drinking from water hoses could kill us.  All I can say is it must be a great job if you can spend your day testing 90 water hoses for safety.  Don't get me wrong.  I'm all for water safety.  But, if half of these government agency studies were right, I would have never survived my childhood.

I hate to break this news to the powers that be, but when I was a kid, I tried to jump a Big Wheel over a half dozen bicycles.  The key word is "tried".

I hate to break this news to the powers that be, but when I was a kid, I tried to jump a Big Wheel over a half dozen bicycles.  The key word is "tried".

While I'm on the blog confessional, I also want to admit that I used to run with sticks.  There, I said it.  My dad also put me on a saucer sled and (I hope) unintentionally shoved me down a hill into a tree.

It's true that my Big Wheel stunt nearly broke my butt bone.  But, for the most part, I survived childhood just fine doing just about everything the government now tells us is hazardous.  Do you have any habits from your childhood that you enjoyed that the "man" now considers bad for your health?