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Well after my post about Paying Attention At The Pools, I felt utterly reassured with my actions. I don’t feel guilty anymore. I was there, I pulled my boy out of what could have been a disastrous situation – he could have drowned.
I also stuck to my guns, and when my girl didn’t listen, we packed everything up and left. I may have to do this a couple more times for her to realise I mean business. Which is a surprise, because I’m always one to stick to my word.
I didn’t even wait for my kids to get changed. I bundled them up in towels and quickly exited stage left.
On the way home, my girl SCREAMED for an ice cream. And when I told her we weren’t having one, she said “but I’m not crying anymore”.
I said “It’s not about crying, it’s about listening. You didn’t listen to me. If you listen next time, then we will get an ice cream” … I think she heard me. Although, with any child, repetition is key. So I know I will have to repeat myself.
I just want to thank you all for reading my post, and responding the way you did. Overwhelming support. I think it’s amazing.
I even had a couple of lifeguards message me saying how important it was to drive that particular message home: ALWAYS pay attention to your kids when you’re in the pool.
Don’t risk it. Don’t go on your phone. The only time I go on my phone is to take a photo, and even then it’s hard because it involves me taking my eyes off the kids for a split second – and we all know that anything can happen in a split second.
So listen to my advice – turn off the device for 30 minutes. It’s not the end of the world. Life will continue after swimming 😂
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