CafeMom Answers is the place for moms to get answers to their questions.
Ask your question and get answers from real moms in minutes, or answer a question yourself!
We have a 4ft above ground pool. So you can imagine on hot days like this, our yard is popular. Well, 2 of my neighbor's kids are currently taking swimming lessons at the Y, but I'm not impressed w/ their progress at all! The oldest can touch, but both wear life jackets. I've made it quite clear, that they can come down w/ a parent when I'm home alone, since I am not comfortable being the lone adult "life guard". Well, that doesn't seem to happen. So today, since my husb. is out, I told the kids yet AGAIN- if 1 of the parents wants to come down to help watch them, that's fine. Otherwise, they can come over once my husb is home. The other kids who CAN swim, should not be made to wait, b/c those kids' parents won't get off their butts & help watch their non-swimming kids!!! Ugh!Answer Question
Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:34 PM on Jul. 1, 2012
Answer by 3libras at 2:40 PM on Jul. 1, 2012
Answer by feralxat at 2:40 PM on Jul. 1, 2012
Answer by Mme.Langley at 2:48 PM on Jul. 1, 2012
Answer by charakhan at 2:50 PM on Jul. 1, 2012
Even if the other kids CAN swim you are still the only "lifeguard".... as an actual Lifeguard I'd say the rule of needing a second set of adult eyes there with you is a good one.... even if ALL the kids are "swimmers". There is nothing wrong with having back up... it's not easy dealing with an emergency or incident alone. It's your house... you make the rules!
Have you taken a water safety class?? It's highly recommended for any one (child and adult alike) with a pool on their property.
Answer by Crafty26 at 2:53 PM on Jul. 1, 2012
Answer by m-avi at 2:57 PM on Jul. 1, 2012
Answer by Izsarejman at 3:00 PM on Jul. 1, 2012
Answer by staciandababy at 3:01 PM on Jul. 1, 2012
Next question overall
So after almost two years the father of my son wants a dna the resone is cuz...