I take my nephew to the pool as much as I can. We enjoy swimming. This week, my brother in law has been in a very unpleasant medical situation requiring a great deal of pain. My nephew has had a hard time adjusting to life without his dad and less time with his mom. Today, he needed to go swimming to perk him up. I had to take him to a different pool than I usually do because the heater was broken at our pool.
The new pool was cool, but the sidewalk was very scratchy and slippery. I kept having to yell at my nephew to STOP RUNNING for pete's sake! It's slippery!
We were walking around, I was holding his hand, and then BAMMMM. I fell like a rock and took my fragile little nephew down with me. He didn't seem to be too bothered, but Non-Mommy?
I fell hard. So there I am, laying splayed about, when a lifeguard comes over. Comes over to check on the old lady, yelling "Are you ok? Are you ok?" I was humiliated. And, bleeding! I'm completely bruised and cut up from the hip down. I had to be bandaged up by the 18 year old lifeguard. I'm all sore and tottery now. But I definitely got back in that pool because the kid needed it.
I'm not as young as I used to be. And also? Don't lecture people about running around the pool. Even walking can take you down.