Pool Party worries...

Posted on: Sat, 09/16/2006 - 8:05am
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Next Saturday my son was invited to a birthday pool party. I was wondering if there is anything I should be worried about? I was concerned about the other kids sunscreen in the pool .. any thoughts would be great.. thanks Kathy Ann

Posted on: Sat, 09/16/2006 - 10:50am
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Hi. My PA son went to a pool party a few weeks ago too. I personally, have never worried about sunscreen residue in pools but that's just my comfort zone.
What I was concerned about though is that most of the kids were being dropped off (7-9 y.o. kids). The kid's Mom (hosting the party) was the only parent there. Between that and being concerned about what foods would be served, I decided to stay at the party and help out.
All was well...and another Mom came a bit later and also stayed.
I have absolutely no regrets about staying because I feel that it can certainly be a challenge for one person to be watching 10-12 boys at a pool party.
Is this party a drop off? How old are the kids?

Posted on: Sat, 09/16/2006 - 10:56am
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I also would not worry about the sunscreen. I agree with MimiM. Every pool party dd has been to has a professional lifeguard. I certainly don`t have pool lifesaving skills and I would not expect the host to either. There is a skill and training required to rescuing a drowning person. Besides the hosting mom is not watching the pool full time if she is taking care of the food and other stuff. If there is no lifeguard dd does not go.

Posted on: Sat, 09/16/2006 - 10:50am
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Hi. My PA son went to a pool party a few weeks ago too. I personally, have never worried about sunscreen residue in pools but that's just my comfort zone.
What I was concerned about though is that most of the kids were being dropped off (7-9 y.o. kids). The kid's Mom (hosting the party) was the only parent there. Between that and being concerned about what foods would be served, I decided to stay at the party and help out.
All was well...and another Mom came a bit later and also stayed.
I have absolutely no regrets about staying because I feel that it can certainly be a challenge for one person to be watching 10-12 boys at a pool party.
Is this party a drop off? How old are the kids?

Posted on: Sat, 09/16/2006 - 10:56am
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I also would not worry about the sunscreen. I agree with MimiM. Every pool party dd has been to has a professional lifeguard. I certainly don`t have pool lifesaving skills and I would not expect the host to either. There is a skill and training required to rescuing a drowning person. Besides the hosting mom is not watching the pool full time if she is taking care of the food and other stuff. If there is no lifeguard dd does not go.

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