It’s one of those moments I will never forget. We were poolside at my brother-in-law’s house. Our toddler son (pictured with me) ran straight to the water—and dropped in. Or rather, slipped in. I was standing right next to him, and I did not hear a sound. I just watched him sink to the bottom of the deep end. If my husband had not leaped in and pulled him to the surface, I’m sure he would have drowned.
Drowning, you see, looks nothing like it does in the movies. The splashing, the kicking, the hollering “Help! I’m drowning!”—that can be goofing around. But it is not the real, deadly thing.
Want to know what to look for as your kids horse around in the water this summer? Read on.