Friday photo – worrying sign

sign middleton

I don’t have children but if I did I am not sure I would like the notion of “owning them”. While I can see this is an attempt at a family friendly sign encouraging safe play as soon as I read it I had an inward reaction. It triggered a memory of one of those saying things you see on Facebook often – children are only lent to us… Somehow that seems to be a more liberative image and one which is less constricting, confining and controlling. When you read of the awful things that happen to children it sometimes seems like they are just seen as possessions to exploit rather than people to nurture into the uniqueness of who God created them to be.

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