In the last two weeks I have had the opportunity of attending baseball games for grandchildren age 4 amd 5 years and a kindergarten graduation for a 5 year old great grandchild. These two events have caused me to ask myself the question, "are we exploiting our children for our enjoyment". Today we see all sorts of accounts of parents rushing pre school aged children into all kinds of events at this early age even one mother injection her daughter with Botox. I believe these children would much rather br doind "kid stuff" like catching toads or chasing butterflys. It is my belief that if we started our children in competive sports at the age of about eight or ten our chance of keeping them involved would greatly in crease. Thereby giving them alternatives to drugs and sex at an early age. Today we do not have a baseball league for 13 and 14 year old boys where as 30 years ago we had as many as 25 or 30 teams in this age group. Today if a boy is not a star or his father is a coach he is burned out and ready to explore something else.