I love this from the New York Times. I remember when my son started at a new elementary school. I went to visit him at recess and was dismayed to hear a parent volunteer yell at the kids to stop running.
“Why?” I asked.
“It’s against the rules, they will get hurt.
“Is it really a rule? Those kids are running on the basketball court.”
“Yes, but that’s organized.”
I doubled checked the rule with the administration then I withdrew my son.