You may remember from this post earlier this week that my parents have a pool in their back yard. Currently it still has it’s winter cover on it.
Hannah visits with Grandma and Grandpa on Thursday evenings while I teach piano and then I go pick her up. Last night the International Space Station was going to cross over their house while we were there so Dad went outside to watch. He called us outside to see. We hurried out and were looking up to see it. I looked down in time to see Hannah looking up and walking directly towards the pool! Yikes! She was only about a foot in front of me but it was like slow motion in that I tried to grab for her but I was too slow…
Plop! Onto the pool cover she went! It’s still closed for the season as a month ago there was ice on the cover but now it’s covered with cold water and mud. Poor sweetie!
I scooped her up within seconds but she was one wet, muddy and cold little munchkin!
Mom and I took her back into the house and popped her in the warm bath. Soon she was giggling and saying, ‘Bad pool!’
She’s none the worse for her accidental swim but hopefully it’s taught her how careful she needs to be around the pool. I know we’re ever mindful but last night was a good reminder to the adults too just how quickly things can happen.
The grand kids in our family have a contest each year to see who can brave the chilly waters and be the first one in Grandma and Grandpa’s pool. Hannah has safely secured that title for 2012….by about 2 months!!!