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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 03:25 AM
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82. Oh yeah, the mother was at the facility
She didn't drop the children off, now did she. She was there, probably watching her 2 year old. She expected the 6 life guards to keep her child from drowning. What if the mother couldn't swim, should she never trust a lifeguard to do their job, and keep her child out of the water forever?

When I was a kid taking swimming lessons, they didn't want the parents there because it was harder to get the kids to pay attention and listen to the lifeguard.

Funny, one minute parents are smothering their children, never letting them learn to handle things on their own, never learning to respect authority figures. The next they're supposed to hover over the kid every second.

I still say there's a certain kind of person who appeases their own egos by condemning everybody else, and any kind of parenting thread brings them out in droves.
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  -Child drowns at Great America theme park mwalker  Jul-14-07 12:09 AM   #0 
  - Bad mother! Bad, bad...  BleedingHeartPatriot   Jul-14-07 12:12 AM   #1 
  - What a terrible story. I took my boys there many times when  sfexpat2000   Jul-14-07 12:12 AM   #2 
  - And these parks won't allow kids to wear floation devices?  mzmolly   Jul-14-07 12:13 AM   #3 
  - RE: and these parks won't allow...  mwalker   Jul-14-07 12:17 AM   #5 
  - Not in my area. We are asked to REMOVE them.  mzmolly   Jul-14-07 12:19 AM   #8 
  - RE: not in my area  mwalker   Jul-14-07 12:23 AM   #11 
  - I'd refuse to let the kids swim there then.  Rosemary2205   Jul-14-07 05:21 PM   #58 
  - So many kids have been lost  zidzi   Jul-14-07 05:26 PM   #60 
  - Yeah, what's up with that?  proud2Blib   Jul-14-07 12:17 AM   #6 
  - I have no idea. I thought perhaps they felt that parents would be lax?  mzmolly   Jul-14-07 12:21 AM   #9 
  - In this article they said  XemaSab   Jul-14-07 08:40 PM   #70 
  - In a pool there shouldn't be flotation devices  Lady President   Jul-14-07 08:48 AM   #34 
  - Some of your points made sense. I don't agree with all of them, but many.  mzmolly   Jul-14-07 10:36 AM   #42 
     - I think he was talking about the air filled floaties  tammywammy   Jul-14-07 10:39 AM   #43 
        - Well in our area, no live jackets are allowed.  mzmolly   Jul-14-07 11:22 AM   #46 
           - That doesn't, I agree  tammywammy   Jul-14-07 11:26 AM   #48 
              - It seems to be almost across the board. I also just realized I said "live" jackets.  mzmolly   Jul-14-07 04:56 PM   #56 
                 - I know how you feel  tammywammy   Jul-14-07 05:31 PM   #61 
                    - It seems they open themselves up to more liability by not doing so huh?  mzmolly   Jul-14-07 05:34 PM   #62 
  - If you go to the link you will find that the park had life vest and encoraged  LeviathanCrumbling   Jul-14-07 10:51 AM   #44 
     - Wow, very good to know.  mzmolly   Jul-14-07 11:25 AM   #47 
  - "There's stuff in the world!"  proud2Blib   Jul-14-07 12:16 AM   #4 
  - Speaking as the Mom of an 8-year-old and a newborn, I like  Clark2008   Jul-14-07 08:02 AM   #30 
     - When my kids were little we just didn't go out much  proud2Blib   Jul-14-07 08:49 AM   #35 
  - She'll probably sue and the park will pay out.  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-14-07 12:18 AM   #7 
  - RE: sue the park  mwalker   Jul-14-07 12:21 AM   #10 
     - I'm reminded of a parent who let her two year old play in the parking lot of the  mzmolly   Jul-14-07 12:28 AM   #12 
     - Few years ago... a small child got out the door at night, went to the railroad tracks was killed  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-14-07 03:01 AM   #25 
     - "(I)offered to stand outside and ask each person if they were voluntarily retarded". Productive  BleedingHeartPatriot   Jul-14-07 12:32 AM   #14 
  - Did she think that it was "the job" of the theme park to care for every child?  mzmolly   Jul-14-07 12:30 AM   #13 
  - He was in 2 feet of water in a *wave pool*  XemaSab   Jul-14-07 08:49 PM   #71 
  - Kids don't come with instructions...  Whoa_Nelly   Jul-14-07 12:37 AM   #15 
  - I wrote a letter to the articles writers  proud patriot   Jul-14-07 12:40 AM   #16 
  - There were 4 lifeguards on duty  sandnsea   Jul-14-07 12:42 AM   #17 
  - RE: Also, the daughter was 8  mwalker   Jul-14-07 01:16 AM   #18 
  - You suspect  sandnsea   Jul-14-07 03:01 AM   #24 
  - What??????  trixie   Jul-14-07 01:23 AM   #19 
  - Like the day care center?  sandnsea   Jul-14-07 03:04 AM   #26 
  - Librarians aren't babyitters  proud2Blib   Jul-14-07 08:07 AM   #31 
  - "you aren't being paid to watch kids"  sandnsea   Jul-14-07 12:35 PM   #52 
  - Are you kidding me? A librarian should be expected to babysit the public's kids?  Coventina   Jul-14-07 09:56 AM   #39 
  - So you would leave your child with any librarian....  trixie   Jul-14-07 12:39 PM   #53 
  - Apparently librarians can't read  sandnsea   Jul-14-07 12:50 PM   #54 
     - Our library has a huge sign in the childrens area that states  dadsblacksheep   Jul-14-07 05:23 PM   #59 
     - So true!  trixie   Jul-14-07 08:03 PM   #65 
     - apparently some people can't follow the format of the thread  trixie   Jul-14-07 07:58 PM   #64 
     - Parents DO drop kids off at pools every day  XemaSab   Jul-14-07 08:56 PM   #74 
        - And none of them ever drown?  sandnsea   Jul-15-07 12:47 AM   #80 
  - I know exactly where you are coming from but times have changed  Rosemary2205   Jul-14-07 05:41 PM   #63 
  - So 4th graders are what, 9?  XemaSab   Jul-14-07 08:58 PM   #75 
  - I'd expect a lifeguard to be responsible for an older child,  XemaSab   Jul-14-07 08:53 PM   #72 
  - Funny you should mention the library. My  LibDemAlways   Jul-14-07 11:49 AM   #50 
  - The park says there were 6  Lady President   Jul-14-07 09:05 AM   #36 
  - Parents used to drop their kids off at pools  sandnsea   Jul-14-07 12:32 PM   #51 
     - I was a life guard at different places in different parts of the country  amybhole   Jul-14-07 08:55 PM   #73 
        - Oh yeah, the mother was at the facility  sandnsea   Jul-15-07 03:25 AM   #82 
  - Who says there were only 4 lifegaurds? Only the mother the same woman  LeviathanCrumbling   Jul-14-07 10:53 AM   #45 
     - Okay, there were 6 lifeguards on duty  sandnsea   Jul-14-07 12:58 PM   #55 
     - I wondered about lifeguards -  lynne   Jul-15-07 05:23 AM   #83 
     - Word.  XemaSab   Jul-14-07 09:01 PM   #76 
  - Underpaid poorly trained lifeguards?  JCMach1   Jul-14-07 01:33 AM   #20 
  - Wherever the blame may lie...  NaturalHigh   Jul-14-07 01:40 AM   #21 
  - I hate wave pools  never_get_over_it   Jul-14-07 01:45 AM   #22 
  - My guys can't swim, but they love wave pools. However, they wear  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-14-07 07:44 AM   #29 
  - Ditto. Water and little kids makes me very nervous. n/t  indie_voter   Jul-14-07 08:31 AM   #33 
  - I was at a water park exactly once. My cousin  LibDemAlways   Jul-14-07 02:59 AM   #23 
  - I couldn't agree more n/t  indie_voter   Jul-14-07 08:25 AM   #32 
  - There's a lagoon near my house  XemaSab   Jul-14-07 09:07 PM   #77 
     - You'd think the local authorities would post a sign  LibDemAlways   Jul-15-07 02:24 AM   #81 
        - Common sense would tell you it IS  XemaSab   Jul-15-07 10:35 AM   #85 
           - What is wrong with people?  LibDemAlways   Jul-15-07 12:18 PM   #86 
  - It's terrible, but that mother deserves a bit of the blame as well as the park  book_worm   Jul-14-07 03:06 AM   #27 
  - As I Said, Former Lifeguard Here...And Mommy Should Be Accepting ALL Of The Blame Here  maggiegault   Jul-14-07 08:12 PM   #67 
  - Awful  Truthiness Inspector   Jul-14-07 03:13 AM   #28 
  - Kind of a metaphor, is it not? "Great America", a child's death, and all that.  WinkyDink   Jul-14-07 09:16 AM   #37 
  - It is a real wonder that the human race has not become extinct  Retired AF Dem   Jul-14-07 09:35 AM   #38 
  - Well, I feel for the mother's loss  tammywammy   Jul-14-07 10:23 AM   #40 
  - i have to be honest, i hate water parks, all of them. We have a pretty nice one near us  chimpsrsmarter   Jul-14-07 10:27 AM   #41 
  - Dear Kid, sorry your mom is a stupid piece of shit  DS1   Jul-14-07 11:28 AM   #49 
  - NO child should EVER be around water without being within an arms reach!  in_cog_ni_to   Jul-14-07 05:03 PM   #57 
  - Former Lifeguard Here  maggiegault   Jul-14-07 08:10 PM   #66 
  - This is a really tragic story  XemaSab   Jul-14-07 08:34 PM   #68 
  - i have a pool and we have 4 rules you follow or you get asked to leave--  chimpsrsmarter   Jul-14-07 08:36 PM   #69 
     - Exactly  XemaSab   Jul-14-07 09:28 PM   #78 
  - It's everyone else's job to watch her kid  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jul-14-07 09:34 PM   #79 
  - I read this in today's Chronicle. Tragic. First off, there's a mom who just lost her child.  impeachdubya   Jul-15-07 05:40 AM   #84 
 

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