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Posted: 6/12/2009 2:52:27 PM EST
and NO, I don't have any pics....but it did happen.

So I take my two boys to the pool this afternoon (4 yr old and 18 mo) for some fun, when someone's 3 year old takes a stroll right to the bottom of the pool whilst noone but myself is watching, except some lady, (who turned out to be a relative) sunning herself on a flat chair nearby. She barely lifted her head to make a move towards the girl as I swam over and snatched her off the bottom.

OF COURSE, out of eight other "adults" there, I am the only one at the pool who has not had a six pack of beer in them. I was also the only one without at least one piercing, tattoo or gold rope chain. Not that those things should matter, but I'm just sayin'......At the time, there were probably six or eight other kids of similar age in the pool.

So, I pull her up and someone who I guessed to be Dad, swims across the pool to get her and says "Dang, that girl is crazy" or something to that effect.

God HELP us.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 2:54:14 PM EST
Good on you for being observant.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 2:59:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/12/2009 3:01:02 PM EST by Deej86]
I hope the 3 year old is ok.

People are stupid when it comes to any kind of pool that's not a backyard pool. I was at an indoor hotel pool/hot tub in Kenosha, WI last year with my family.

We go there about 6:00 PM and there's a 3 year old and about a 7 year old in the hot tub(there's not supposed to be anyone in the hot tub under 12, the sign stated, IIRC), and there are "parents" bringing in booze to the pool. Not permitted and not safe at all. I was taught properly how to behave at a public pool, hotel pool, etc. You follow the establishment's rules, you don't run on the pool deck, you get in properly, you get out properly.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 3:01:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By Deej86:
I hope the 3 year old is ok.

People are stupid when it comes to any kind of pool that's not a backyard pool. I was at an indoor hotel pool/hot tub in Kenosha, WI last year with my family.

We go there about 6:00 PM and there's a 3 year old and about a 7 year old in the hot tub(there's not supposed to be anyone in the hot tub under 12, the sign stated, IIRC), and there are "parents" bringing in booze to the pool. Not permitted and not safe at all.


That's what I don't get with these folks.....booze, pools, and toddlers=dead toddlers alot of times. Maybe they learned something...
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 3:04:01 PM EST
Without any interference, it's a self correcting problem.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 3:10:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Without any interference, it's a self correcting problem.


Too bad so many kids get hurt by dumbass behavior like this.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 3:12:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By molardog:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
I hope the 3 year old is ok.

People are stupid when it comes to any kind of pool that's not a backyard pool. I was at an indoor hotel pool/hot tub in Kenosha, WI last year with my family.

We go there about 6:00 PM and there's a 3 year old and about a 7 year old in the hot tub(there's not supposed to be anyone in the hot tub under 12, the sign stated, IIRC), and there are "parents" bringing in booze to the pool. Not permitted and not safe at all.


That's what I don't get with these folks.....booze, pools, and toddlers=dead toddlers alot of times. Maybe they learned something...


Nobody got hurt, thank God. We told the hotel staff, unfortunately there's not much they could do. Also, with hotel pools(except for waterpark hotel pools) there are no lifeguards.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 3:13:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By molardog:
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Without any interference, it's a self correcting problem.


Too bad so many kids get hurt by dumbass behavior like this.


Is this run by a park district? IIRC they don't allow alcohol. I don't even think the waterparks around here allow alcohol.

Where are the lifeguards?
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 4:06:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By molardog:
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Without any interference, it's a self correcting problem.


Too bad so many kids get hurt by dumbass behavior like this.


Is this run by a park district? IIRC they don't allow alcohol. I don't even think the waterparks around here allow alcohol.

Where are the lifeguards?


Nah...this is a neighborhood pool owned and maintained by the HOA. There's a rules sign posted...no mention of alcohol consumption on pool premises. I'm thinking of doing something about this now.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 4:08:49 PM EST
Good job being attentive

All you can do is hope the parents learn and Darwin doesn't penalize a little kid
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 4:10:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/12/2009 4:10:56 PM EST by CWO]
Maybe thats what they mean by "It takes a village to raise a child"?
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 4:15:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By CWO:
Maybe thats what they mean by "It takes a village to raise a child"?


Could be....since alot of the village is still lost in childhood themselves.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 4:15:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 4:24:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By molardog:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By molardog:
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Without any interference, it's a self correcting problem.


Too bad so many kids get hurt by dumbass behavior like this.


Is this run by a park district? IIRC they don't allow alcohol. I don't even think the waterparks around here allow alcohol.

Where are the lifeguards?


Nah...this is a neighborhood pool owned and maintained by the HOA. There's a rules sign posted...no mention of alcohol consumption on pool premises. I'm thinking of doing something about this now.


Go to the next meeting and complain. LOTS.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 5:13:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By molardog:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By molardog:
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Without any interference, it's a self correcting problem.


Too bad so many kids get hurt by dumbass behavior like this.


Is this run by a park district? IIRC they don't allow alcohol. I don't even think the waterparks around here allow alcohol.

Where are the lifeguards?


Nah...this is a neighborhood pool owned and maintained by the HOA. There's a rules sign posted...no mention of alcohol consumption on pool premises. I'm thinking of doing something about this now.


Go to the next meeting and complain. LOTS.


Will do....
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 3:25:22 AM EST
Same reason fish lay so many eggs.........
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 3:28:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By molardog:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
I hope the 3 year old is ok.

People are stupid when it comes to any kind of pool that's not a backyard pool. I was at an indoor hotel pool/hot tub in Kenosha, WI last year with my family.

We go there about 6:00 PM and there's a 3 year old and about a 7 year old in the hot tub(there's not supposed to be anyone in the hot tub under 12, the sign stated, IIRC), and there are "parents" bringing in booze to the pool. Not permitted and not safe at all.


That's what I don't get with these folks.....booze, pools, and toddlers=dead toddlers alot of times. Maybe they learned something...[/quote]

HA!.....yeah right.

well, at least you did something responsible.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 3:38:01 AM EST
My folks had a pool before I was born-they made sure I learned to swim at a very early age. When I was about 7, my cousin Jessica fell into the pool without her floaties on-she was about 3. I dove in and pulled her out before she even sank. People don't realize that it really doesn't take long for a little kid to drown. Unfortunately, those same fucking window lickers don't realize that their kid will die if they leave them in the car in the summer time..
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:36:39 PM EST
Parents these days - they just shouldn't have kids. Sad really!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:38:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
At least the kid is OK.


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