So i took DD and DS to the indoor pools(a different one than we usually go to) today. It was great UNTIL...
So DS is only 13 months but VERY confident in the water (sometimes a little too much), he likes to wade around the shallows by himself. Im happy to let him do this. I feel it boosts his confidence...and also, he hates the deep end and cries non-stop if i hold him. So im letting DS wade around...my eyes are on him AT ALL TIMES and the 'lifeguard' (who was no more than 16 years old) says in a rear snotty tone 'you HAVE to hold him'. The she watches me like a hawke for the next HOUR making sure im holding him (i am and he cried constantly).
NOW, we go to the pools at least once a week so im FULLY aware of what hes capable of!!! Im NOT an idiot...im NOT going to leave my ONE year old UNSUPERVISED in the water!!!
So to you, 16 year old 'lifeguard', please tell me exactly what the problem was...the fact that you actually had to do YOUR JOB and watch the swimmers!!!!!!
Dont get me wrong, water safety is important but do I thnk i know what my child is and isnt capable of BETTER THAN YOU!!!!
Sorry, vent over!!!