But I still want to teach my kids that if something falls into the pool, you shall not, under any circumstances, attempt to retrieve it. I think kids reaching into a pool for something has got to be one of the most common causes for the accidents I cannot even speak of.
Carter gets it (for now while there is a fence up).
I was playing handball. I know, I'm cool like that. I was hitting a big green bouncy ball against the pool fence and trying not to break my amazing ability to hit it each time after one bounce, while increasing my speed. Well, I guess I hit too hard and the ball went over the fence, into the pool.
And so to go with my lesson idea, we let the ball stay in the pool area for a good two days before getting it out. During those days that seemed like forever for the poor child, each time we went outside, Carter pointed and
Unretrievable my son. Sorry.
Okay, two days was enough. Here ya go sweet boy.