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.