Ok, I’m on board with signing waivers in the beginning of a school year with playground accidents and field trips. I get that … but BIRTHDAY PARTIES? Seems it’s the newest thing! Sometimes the waiver comes right in the invitation.
I guess I could swallow the idea of signing a holds harmless waiver if it’s a pool party or the kids will be jumping in one of those inflated bouncy things, but for just a normal regular “old fashion pin the tale on the donkey birthday party?” Well, don’t be surprised if you arrive at a party and are asked on the spot to sign a waiver releasing the party family from all responsibility of any injuries your child may get under their care.
I guess the question is how far do we take this? It seems like we’ve lost a little common sense about everybody just doing the right thing. I can almost see a comic with one kid handing another a waiver saying, “sorry I can’t play on your swing set until my lawyer looks this over.”