Monday, June 21, 2010

Water wings

Flotation devices for little kids are really dangerous. I saw a kid almost drown yesterday because of one. He had is water wings on, and had been swimming around the whole pool with them. He then jumped in, had his wings come off, and fortunately someone was paying enough attention to pull him out.

From watching later in the day, he obviously had an overprotective mom who almost certainly mandated the silly things thinking he would be safer. All this did though though was remove all fear of water in someone who can't yet swim. Few things are more dangerous than this.

Now if I could only talk Makayla out of her life jacket that her grandma has talked her into thinking she needs...

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