I didn't say it was over, I said thanks for the conversation...
doctors, psychologists, counselors, teachers, etc go to school to learn what they are preaching... Therefore using tried and tested procedures and such. On the other hand, I wouldn't allow a surgeon to operate on me if they just because they had a body too... I think experience, and knowledge needs to be balanced though.
I don't think anyone is saying they are necessary. I know I'm not. But I don't see a downside either. As I've said, they play with everything mentioned in this topic, including the mud and sticks. A few mins a week put toward a different activity is just fine in my book.
What's up with the get my wallet ready? Did I say I own all of them or I think my kids need them all? Nope, I simply said, I don't see a negative side, and we own a few.