Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A little alarmist, don't you think?

Or WTH is wrong with people!?  I saw this article today and have decided that people are crazy.  Just plain nuts. They like to use whatever scare tactics they can.  I mean, I understand that lead is dangerous.  I do.  But really, are kids going to eat all of the text in a Madeline book?  Chewing covers I have seen.  Nibbling a page or two?  Sure.  But eating just the text?  And probably a few books worth?  No. Kids just don't usually eat books by the time their parents would leave them alone with these kinds of books.  I love my used book shops and I still have all of my books from when I was little.  Heck, I have some books from when my mom was little.  Mike's mom even gave me his books from when he was little.  And I plan to give these books to the baby and I have no fears that she's going to have any health probelms due to lead poisoning. 

What do you guys think?  Are they crazy or am I?  At least I have the librarians on my side.

4 comments:

Katie said...

I read Mike part of the article and he said..who is going to let their kid eat a book...people are so strange

kate said...

My thought exactly Katie.

shawna said...

You have my vote. I agree completely!

Rotten said...

Well, we all survived with books from our parents and grandparents so I am thinking that I am going to let my daughter do the same. I wonder sometimes if people just lack common sense anymore.