Sunday, 29 January 2006

Scariest Day of My Life

Had a sleep in this morning and then after breakfast the boys all played eye toy again and then at 1pm we were due at my mum's friends house for a suprise birthday party for her. Friends of ours asked us to come around for a swim and we thought it was a good idea and thought we would take shae with us (mum's friends granddaughter)....

So anyway we went to our friends place and they have a pool that my 6 year old can stand in but my 4 year old couldn't and we told him he wasn't allowed in the pool without the arm bands and he knows that he would get in trouble if he didn't have the arm bands on...

Well I was talking to my friend (we were like on the other side of the pool gate) and we looked in and Quinn was drowning... OMG it was like slow motion and there was a 5 year old in the pool and I was screaming at this little boy to grab Quinn and he looked at me like I was nuts.... we were trying to get the F*&(en gate open and finally we got in there and got him out and he was just looking at me all white and hugging me soooooo tight and crying.

I thought we had lost him... I am still shaking and it has been 3 hours later and I cannot stop crying... It was all in slow motion and I was screaming at the other boy to grab him and I just wanted to shake the F(**&n little bleep bleep bleep (I know he is only little but OMG). I can't believe he was in there!!!! I don't ever want a pool at my place EVER!!!! I know it was our responsiblity to make sure he was safe and honestly I didn't think he would go near the pool as he is usually so scared of water... and I told him in not certain terms he was not allowed near the pool without his arm bands on. I am crying just writing this and I just don't know how to calm down. It was like only seconds that we were having the conversation with him about not going near the way.

Anyway I am going now... just still really upset!

CM

10 comments:

starbender said...

When My son was 2 yrs. old~he walked out onto my sisters pool cover~~
Delt with the same thing, only different!
Kids R SCARRY!
;]

Karen said...

OMG hun! Super big hugs to you and hubby! That must have been so frightening for you! But am so relieved that all is ok.
*more hugs*

Anne said...

Scary how quickly kids can get in situations out of their control. I can relate to how you were feeling - a similar thing happned to one of our kids years ago. The main thing your little man is o.k. scary for you but also have a big sigh of relief.

M said...

omg CM. That is so scary. Things can happen so quickly and thank goodness you were watching as well as you were and you got Quinn out. Well done for not losing your head and for doing what needed to be done. You will get over your shock and the best thing will be for you all to have a great, safe, day out in a pool so none of you will have lasting fears of the pool.

Take a few deep breaths and be proud of your actions. *hugs*

Kate said...

Argh how scary!! Thank god he is ok. We used to have a pool and had a few close misses with various situations - very scary. It only takes a second doesn't it? Things like this shake you up for quite a while afterwards, but they make you appreciate what you have even more. xx

autumnfairy said...

you got to him in time and your relief must be enormous. hope you are all feeling better soon

A Girl Running said...

OMG you poor thing. I have goosebumps just reading about it.

I am so glad you got there in time. We have been thinking about getting a pool in our next house but a lot of them in WA don't seem to have fences and I am so scared of my daughter falling in.

I hope your feeling better today

Leighanne said...

Glad things turned out for the better!!
You really can't take your eyes off them:)

Janene said...

Oh hun, what a nightmare! I think if anything like that happened to Jorja I'd be a wreck for quite some time afterward. Thank goodness you were paying attention and got to him in time. *hugs*

Jodie said...

I agree with M. Although very scary you really should think about getting the little one back into the pool and not reinforce the scariness of the water. I trust that next time you say not to go near the water without arm bands on that he will definately listen! We have a pool and are always extremely careful when there are kids around. When this little bubba is born it will be off to swimming lessons from only a couple of months just to get them used to the water from a very early age. Still you can never be too careful!! Hugs to you and I do hope you have calmed down. XX