Thursday, April 20, 2006

Sink and swim

As is the case in most of the country, it’s school holidays here in the nash cap.

This means a proliferation of children in public spaces at all hours of day.

And these aren’t the cute, adorable, dribbling type of children (otherwise known as ‘babies’). These are school-age children, all elbows and shouting. And getting in my way...

Hence, when I went for my normal lunch-time lap swimming yesterday (part of my ongoing delusion about maintaining some kind of healthy disposition) the pool was full of these jumping, splashing, whooping annoyances.

I mean, how dare they!

Anyway, here is something you don’t want to hear at a public pool:

Mother (squawking at child): Geeeeooooorrrrrgiiia! Do you need to do a wee?

Followed by long periods of the child not getting out of the pool...


Zoe said...

I think you mean "Jorja". Ahem.

Ampersand Duck said...

Heh. My mum used to scare me with the old 'they put dye in the water so if you pee the water turns purple around you' story.
There's not enough of that parenting around anymore.