We arrived in Ohio yesterday and went right to the hotel pool. The kiddie pool was filled with sprinklers, a splash area, slides, tons of kids and a TEENAGE LIFEGUARD ON HIS PHONE.

We observed for a little, but then the high school teacher in me, who happens to hate kids  on phones and drowning kids walked over to him gently and had this amazing conversation.

Me: Umm, I don’t mean to be a jerk, but you need to get off your phone.

Him: I am just really tired and it is keeping me awake.

Me: (Wide awake Mom of Four) But you are supposed to be watching.

Him: I have been sitting here all day.

Me: It is your job that you get paid for. You can look at your phone later. You are now going to watch to make sure the kids don’t die.

Him: (Dirty look) Okay. Sorry.

Me: If my kid drowns you will ruin my vacation and I will drown you in the deep end.





  1. Ruth on August 14, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Good for you!

  2. Jamie on August 14, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I would totally tell management at the hotel bc that is a huge safety risk.

  3. Cheryl Emerson on August 14, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Good for you, I think I would have reported him.

  4. Joan Flack on August 14, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I hope that you really said that last line…I love it!!!! I think I’d contact someone at the hotel too….Lifeguarding isn’t a job for distracted teens.

    My daughter is a lifeguard……if she did this I’d want someone to say something……BTW she better NEVER do this!!!! I’m gonna go yell at her now, just to make sure!!!

  5. Kristi on August 14, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    That was our exact conversation!! 😀 Your daughter would never do that!!

  6. Kristi on August 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I am thinking about it.

  7. Kristi on August 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I agreee.

  8. Kristi on August 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Teenagers, phones and life guarding… bad combination.

  9. Megan on August 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I can’t even! You we’re very kind! Wow! This world! Oh my!!!

  10. Kristi on September 1, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Awful, right?

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