No little dumbass, you can’t swim

I never thought I would participate in an argument with a 6yo about a life vest, but here we are. My normally pleasant youngest had a meltdown a couple of nights ago about wearing a life vest at camp because she didn’t want to.

Explained over and over again that her drowning at camp was going to clog up the pool filters, but this didn’t seem to abate the tragedy that was the possibility that she was not going to pass the swim test and would have to wear a life vest.

I mean, as far as I know a life vest never attempted to kill her. But yeah.

Tragedy, hour of sadness, and the next day she went and passed the swim test to a level where she didn’t have to wear a life vest except in the deep water. Which is ok, because she doesn’t like the deep water… because she can’t swim.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.