The discussion on WSO have been slow to pick up this year, but I like this one on the topic of “How Many 5-Year-Olds Could You Take On At Once?”

The specifics:

– You are in an enclosed area, roughly the size of a basketball court.

-There are no foreign objects.

– You are not allowed to touch a wall.

– When you are knocked unconscious, you lose. When they are all knocked unconscious, they lose. Once a kid is knocked unconscious, that kid is “out.”

– I (or someone else intent on seeing to it you fail) get to choose the kids from a pool that is twice the size of your magic number (i.e. the number of kids you think you can beat).

Mary Mollen aswers with:

Guys, you’ve obviously never faced off against about a dozen kids under 7 during the delightful game of “Drown the (Swim) Coach.” Granted, I’ve never actually tried to fight them for more than about 60 seconds, because the quicker you go under (voluntarily), the quicker the game ends and you can send these charming creatures home to their parents. Small children are like leeches – they will grab onto you and not let go, and it is nearly impossible to pry them off.

Which reminds me: Time to coach my daughters’ soccer teams! Best comment from Peter Nunns.

On a related note, does anybody know if the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program is still looking for mentors?

Good question.

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