Child Abuse? Or just Good, Clean Fun?
I covered the Polar Bear Plunge at Offut Lake Saturday morning. I was more than a bit disturbed to see how many children were jumping into the water. This gal is 7 years old. Yes, she wanted to do it, but did she really know what she was getting herself into? Afterward I asked her if she would do it again, she said not only “No,” but, in her own childish way, “Hell no!”
The freedom to choose is one thing, but do we really need to allow 7 year olds to jump into frozen lakes just because they want to?