Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sophie's scary trip to the beach
took the kids to the beach this afternoon. sorry no pictures. forgot the camera as I was having a bad day. didnt think sophie would go into the water and didnt bring her life jacket. wont make THAT mistake again. She went too far in which wasnt very far at all for a walking person and the sand slipped out from under her and it was just deep enough that she couldnt get herself righted and was flopping around drowning! I saw and jumped up but the family who was at the beach with their boys was just a step closer and he was already standing and he got to her first. I am so thankful he didnt hesitate to grab her out of the water and by the time he had her out of the water I was there to grab her and she was sputtering and crying. she later said I no like you water! but gosh those few seconds it took me to get up even though I was close by could have been too many. thank god for that dad who grabbed her and didnt hesitate. and from now on even if its just a little water, on with the life jacket for her! I just bought her one too. but I didnt think she wuold be swimming just playing in the sand. I hadnt accounted for her way of getting around and the sand slipping out from under her. She is fine, although miffed at the water. But the message was not lost on me. she needs to wear the lifejacket. now she is scared of the water. hopefully she can gather her courage and get back in,although not so deep. it was so close though. brought tears to my eyes to think of losing her. I grabbed her soaking wet and hugged her to me and didnt realize until later that now I was soaking wet. It just didnt matter that my shorts and shirt were wet. I wrapped my baby in a towel and held her. thats what was important. she went on to have a fun afternoon playing in the sand and working very hard on lifting a shovel full of sand into a bucket. she usually cant reach that high. good therapy for her. she stayed close to mom though and that was just fine with me.
at 3:12 PM