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Old 06-13-2010, 10:24 PM   #50
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Re: Devastated at my poor supervision of my kids

I sent my daughter down a water slide at a local waterpark when she was five, thinking she would be fine, since she knew how to swim. I planned to go down right after her. I watched from the top of the slide as she came off the slide and got stuck in the current at the bottom. She was not coming back up. The lifeguard wasn't paying any attention and I didn't have enough time to get her no matter which way I went. I was screaming like crazy for someone to help and rushed down the slide to her. Luckily, a nice man noticed her and got her to safety. I think about that moment every single time I go to a pool. It still makes me sick. My daughter remembers that day as "the day I almost died". Poor girl. We all make mistakes. We just try to learn from them and do the best we can.
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