I would have to agree that being made to sit, when you are young and full of energy, is one of the hardest things a child has to do.
My personal opinion is that the furniture was designed to be uncomfortable at some point so as to force people to sit up and pay attention, rather than relaxing into it because the mores and strictures of the time viewed relaxed posture as lazy. Pure torture devices.
I read once that children, like babies of all species, learn best while imitating their parents. They want to imitate their parents, do the things their parents do. It is built into the biological system of all young animals so that they learn how to survive. Humans would be no different. When do kids stop wanting to be like their parents? When they hit puberty.... when they are biologically capable of bringing up the next generation.
Start weight: 250 - 06/2009
Current weight: 199