The theme of the summer of 2011? Pool Danger. Why is the “Theme From a ‘Summer Place’” (the Lettermen’s version) playing in my head?
How naive I was to think that my sons would actually use the colorful float that we bought for its intended purpose: Lazing away on the cooling water.
Oh, I figured they might fight over who got to lie on it. The diplomacy of taking turns is a lost art when it comes to teenage boys.
But, silly me, I didn’t think they’d actually try to surf on the inflatable. Especially when falling off means they could hit their heads on hard surfaces and horribly injure themselves.
I guess being in the pool is risky business. Whatever happened to actually swimming?
Looks like they get their swimming in when they fall off the float!
Of course, my older son decided to take the old surf-the-float trick up a notch.
He figured he would add even more excitement to it by jumping off and doing a roll in the air.
Yet another way to make the innocuous pool toy dangerous?!?
I think I need to look into waterproof helmets!