me, my mom, my 3 kids and my oldest's friend went to the pool earlier today.
my oldest dd's 7 year old friend took her kickboard from her when she was out of her comfort zone near the wall. it didn't turn out to be anything big, she got a little irritated and told her friend to stop and i overheard everything. so i told the girl not to take the kickboard from her when she's using it because she can't swim well in deep water yet.
i dont even think 10 minutes went by when they were both in the middle of the pool (which only goes to 5 and a half feet deep, but still) and her friend took it from her again. me and my mom were sitting next to eachother chatting, my middle one was sitting with us and my youngest was wading in the shallow end with toys. i cant remember the details exactly, but we both looked at my oldest and her friend when she took the kickboard from her again. all i remember is seeing a panicked look on her face and she started screaming for help, her head barely staying above water, and my mom and i both reacted at the same time. since she was sitting closer to the pool, she jumped in first.
as soon as i realized my mom had her and she was safe, i went bat shit crazy on the other girl. a slew of curse words fell from my mouth involuntarily and i reached a level of anger i didnt even know i had in me. and it pissed me off even more that i had just told her not to do that. she didnt speak a word when she got out of the pool thankfully because i seriously wanted to strangle her and im not exaggerating. i had my mom take her home because i didnt even want to be in the same vicinity as her.
now that im calm i do feel bad for speaking to a child that way and i know i owe her an apology for some of the things i said (half of which i cant even remember i was so mad, but i know they were bad). i just cant believe how angry i got. i have never in my life been so angry. and of course. as soon as the anger faded i started crying. im sure i looked like a real lunatic. good thing we were the only ones at the pool... lol. i feel like ive given the term bat shit crazy a new meaning.
my poor daughter is still so shaken up by it. she keeps saying that if she had done "xyz" then it wouldnt have happened. so on top of everything, she is taking the blame. i just feel so awful about the whole thing and i cant stop thinking about it. neither can she. :(
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