We've replaced all the metal playgrounds with safe rounded plastic ones. But we still hand a blindfolded child a giant stick and ask him to “swing away”? This tradition of a birthday piñata to me still sounds like an awesome idea. It takes all the fun and excitement of collecting candy and adds the thrill risking horrible injury. Things can only be fun if you’re in danger, that’s why the X games are so cool. I just hope for the parties sake that kids head is full of candy.