Why is it that...
at the playground, the mom (or dad or babysitter) with the child most likely to maim one of his peers, is the one completely lost in a book or some form of technology?
Is it denial? Is it sheer laziness?
Is this person resigned to raising a future resident of Cell Block F?
Is it adamant refusal not to be a helicopter guardian, and to demonstrate a more laissez-faire parenting style?
Is it a passive desire to initiate a playground smackdown?
Is it a wish to conduct Darwinian experiments?
What is going on in these people's heads? What?!!!!