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#1 jnjn

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:23 PM

some lil twirp was given a "time out" by the lifeguard last night. he was sitting in a corner w/ his water wings on...crying :rolling:

#2 Spidergawd

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:27 PM

I do that at home regularly. Very therapeutic.

#3 JBetty

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:28 PM

Water wings suck and give kids a false sense of security in the water.
Kids still drown while wearing them.
Teach your kids to swim - Even babies can learn to float.

#4 Spidergawd

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:28 PM

Yup, just toss 'em overboard.

#5 JBetty

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

Sink or swim.

#6 jnjn

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

i started teaching my sister how to swim when she was an infant...the coolest thing i noticed is how babies instinctively know to hold their breath when under water. ok, really i just loved watching her facial expressions more than trying to teach her how to swim :lol: but she still learned & was never freaked out by the water

#7 JBetty

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

Yup - that's the best and easiest way to do it.
Teach them to swim before they can walk.

#8 Java Time

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:46 PM

i started teaching my sister how to swim when she was an infant...the coolest thing i noticed is how babies instinctively know to hold their breath when "held" under water. ok, really i just loved watching her facial expressions more than trying to teach her how to swim :lol: but she still learned & was never freaked out by the water


...just freaked out by her older sister :funny1:

#9 jnjn

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

my brother used to do that to me...it's not as much fun as it sounds, no sir :lol:

#10 Ahmet Adoudi

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:36 PM

lungs filled with air are a batter flotation device than the inflatable arm bands

air bags flota, long bones covered with muscle sinks

#11 Spidergawd

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:01 PM

IT'S DOODY!!!

#12 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:47 PM

Water wings suck and give kids a false sense of security in the water.


Sometimes I wonder if they're more for the parents than the kids.

My mom insisted on us learning to swim when we were still pretty young because she never learned & she didn't want us growing up with her fear of water. Dad was happy to oblige. I learned to swim in the ocean, talk about a trial by fire! :eek:

#13 JBetty

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:56 PM

Sometimes I wonder if they're more for the parents than the kids.

My mom insisted on us learning to swim when we were still pretty young because she never learned & she didn't want us growing up with her fear of water. Dad was happy to oblige. I learned to swim in the ocean, talk about a trial by fire! :eek:



Yup - false sense of security.
If you're worried about your kid drowning teach them to swim or put a decent life jacket on them, and still watch them like a hawk when they're in more than a few inches of water.
Too many kids with water wings and other blow up devices drown every year because parents think they're safe and don't pay enough attention to what's going on.
DHJ at Vibes can not save a drowning child!!!

#14 jnjn

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:03 PM

am i the only one that finds the sight of a crying child wearing water wings funny? :lol:

#15 JBetty

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

No.

What did the lolchild do to deserve a time out?

#16 Joker

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:09 PM

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#17 jnjn

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:11 PM

ok, good :lol:

not sure & i'm sorry i missed it. could have been running around the pool or crossing into other lanes. i didn't realize what was going on until i noticed the lifeguard telling lolchilds mom that he's in time out & can't go back in yet & then i saw lolchild crying w/ his face in his hands & then i laughed :lol:

#18 Ahmet Adoudi

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:13 PM

#1s of the jnjn at the pool?

#19 jnjn

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

:halfstar:?


long time no see :rolling:

#20 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:15 PM

am i the only one that finds the sight of a crying child wearing water wings funny? :lol:


No. It brings back fond childhood memories actually. :lol:

#21 jnjn

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

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a lil more like this....

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#22 JBetty

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

:halfstar:?


long time no see :rolling:

#23 JBetty

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:18 PM

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Holy crapadoodles! There's an invitation for a bunch of drownings!

#24 JBetty

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

No. It brings back fond childhood memories actually. :lol:



:lol:


I used to get yelled at by the lifeguards all the time.
Usually for running, but occasionally for climbing up onto a vacant lifeguard chair and doing belly flops, much to my friends' delight.

#25 Royal

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:22 PM

The lifeguard was prolly pissed at the boy because he peed in the pool and the water turned purple?

#26 MeOmYo

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:26 PM

I get it, pissed! wait, oh nevermind.

#27 Julius

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

am i the only one that finds the sight of a crying child wearing water wings funny? :lol:


No way!!!! I just chose to hold my mean tongue for a change. :lol:

#28 suburbanite84

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:00 PM

Sinkers and floaters?

#29 KrisNYG

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:01 PM

am i the only one that finds the sight of a crying child wearing water wings funny? :lol:


Absolutely, positively NOT!!! :lol:

#30 Java Time

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

a lil more like this....

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I'd rather take my chances in the East river :eek:

#31 Phishfolk

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:08 PM

So are water wings and other floatation devices ok if you are still with your child while they are in the pool?

What about if they aren't wearing water wings but they are standing on a boogie board in the middle of the pool? :surf:

#32 JBetty

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

If you're with the lolchild in the pool and paying attention, then sure they're fine.
The problem comes when parents think those devices will keep them from drowning so they don't need to watch them every second.

But if you're in the pool with the lolchild, why bother?
Why not encourage them to swim on their own instead of relying on some inflatable DHJ or whatever?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

:halfstar:?


long time no see :rolling:


I asked him if he was the latest alter. Of course, :halfstar: denies this

#34 tiedyesky

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:04 PM

If you're with the lolchild in the pool and paying attention, then sure they're fine.
The problem comes when parents think those devices will keep them from drowning so they don't need to watch them every second.

But if you're in the pool with the lolchild, why bother?
Why not encourage them to swim on their own instead of relying on some inflatable DHJ or whatever?


because riding a 3D DHJ face down in pissy lwater is fun :thumbsup:

#35 foo

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

because riding a 3D DHJ face down in pissy lwater is fun :thumbsup:

pictures?

and JnJn yes very funny!

#36 Feck

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

just don't go to McCarren -