My kids were the only ones today at a family get together who didnt have floaties. I do not use floaties w my children because I believe it gives them a false sense of security and I'd rather them know their own limits and be under my close supervision than rely on a cheap piece of plastic. And when I say I do not want them on my children, I expect the conversation to be over, not for someone to turn right around and offer them directly to my child. That is a very quick way for me to hit bitchmode in fifth gear.
FYI I am a former certified lifeguard, as is my dh, my children are safer under my supervision than anywhere or with anything else. And yes I do use coastguard approved pfd's when required.
Sorry just a vent. But do you agree w floaties or are you against them like me?
I geuss I should clarify, this wasnt at anyone's house, it was public property. And it was made clear more than once I didn't want them on my kids, after the fourth or fifth offer in less than twenty seconds by the same person directly to my child, that's when I was getting mad.
And I would NEVER leave my child unsupervised in any body of water. This water was less than a foot deep and they were playing in an eight foot span of space directly between my husband and I. The water was mid calf to me, both my husband and I were literally one grab away from them both. And our eyes were glued to them. The other ten kids that were there were playing randomly in the water (with arm floaties), only mildly supervised.
on Jul. 4, 2013 at 3:40 PM