Ridiculous study of the day says middle- class mothers have turned the countryside into a no-go zone for their children because they are worried about them getting dirty. Apparently they are scared that day trips into the great outdoors could end with their children getting lost, hurt or muddy.
Mmm.. having a three year old who can find a way to get dirty in her bedroom, lost at the supermarket and hurt just walking across the room, I think this study is a load of old guff. If most mums don't want to go to the countryside it's not because they are worried about their precious darlings but because it's a disaster in the making to bundle kids into the car and take them further than 20 minutes without world war three breaking out in the back.
It's not the great outdoors that worry us but being trapped in traffic with raging under 5's!
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