36 Things Parents Used To Do That Would Get Them Busted Today

Parenting today is much different than what it used to be. Ilana from Mommy Shorts put together a collection of photos from her personal childhood and a few others submitted by her readers.

1. THEY DIDN’T REALLY THINK MUCH ABOUT OUR WELFARE IN THE WOMB.

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2. OR ANYTIME AFTER, COME TO THINK OF IT.

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3. THEY HAD ABSOLUTELY ZERO REGARD FOR CAR SAFETY.

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4. THEY ALSO BROKE THE CARDINAL RULE AND PUT CAR SEATS IN THE FRONT SEAT…

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5. TYING IT DOWN WITH ROPE WAS THEIR DEFINITION OF ‘SECURITY’.

6.  I MEAN, LOOK AT THAT CAR SEAT!

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7. SOMETIMES, THEY DIDN’T BOTHER WITH CAR SEATS AT ALL.

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8. .…OR WORSE.

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9. WE’LL ALL FIT, THEY SAID. IT’LL BE FUN, THEY SAID.

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10. NO SPACE, NO PROBLEM!

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11. AND IF WE COULDN’T ALL SQUEEZE INTO THE CAR…

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12. A SEATBELT AROUND THE ELBOW SHOULD WORK JUST FINE, TOO.

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13.  AFTER ALL, YOUR OLDER SISTER’S LAP SHOULD BE SAFE ENOUGH, RIGHT?

14. SUFFOCATING, AT WORST.

15. CRIB SAFETY WAS SUSPECT, AT BEST.

16.  TO BE HONEST, THEY REALLY DIDN’T THINK MUCH ABOUT BABY-PROOFING IN THOSE DAYS.

17. EVEN GREAT DECORATIONS FOR THE NURSERY.

18. IN FACT, THEY THOUGHT GUNS MADE GREAT TOYS.

19. THEY GAVE NEW MEANING TO THE PHRASE ‘RIDING SHOTGUN’.

20.  LEAVING KIDS IN THE CAR TO SLEEP WAS PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR.

21. WHICH IS REALLY QUITE A STRETCH, CONSIDERING IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE ONE OF THE TAMEST ACTIVITIES ON EARTH.

22. THEY MADE NAPS DANGEROUS.

23. AND YOUR SMOKING PROBLEM.

24. SO YOU KNOW WHO TO BLAME FOR YOUR DRINKING PROBLEM.



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25. THEY GAVE RISE TO ALL SORTS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS.

26. OR WORSE, MADE US COOK OUR OWN MEALS.

27. THEY FED US ALL KINDS OF UNHEALTHY STUFF.



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28. PETS WERE TOO MAINSTREAM, AFTER ALL.


29. THEY DIDN’T THINK TWICE ABOUT EXPOSING YOU TO DANGEROUS BEASTS.


30. MIGHT AS WELL THROW IN YOUR GAMBLING PROBLEM, TOO.

31. AND YOUR SMOKING PROBLEM.


32. TRULY, YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF YOUR PARENTS.

33. LUCKY THAT YOU DIDN’T BREAK YOUR NECK IN THE PROCESS.


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34. NO SPORTS WERE TOO EXTREME, EITHER.

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35. WHICH EXPLAINS A LOT, DOESN’T IT?

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36. THANK YOU, MOM AND DAD!

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See more of these photos on the Mommy Shorts blog.

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