When my children were young, my wife and I hired a babysitter when we planned a night out. As parents, we took precautions – the same precautions taken by parents today. Parents tell the babysitter where they are going, when they will return, and leave a number where they can be reached. They lock the windows and doors and place the snacks on the kitchen counter. Parents remind the babysitter to call them if there are any problems and to call the police if there is an emergency.
Summer is almost here and most of us are looking forward to some playful days by our favorite lake, pool or on the river. I hope we have a perfect summer for all our planned fun; but I have an even greater hope – that we enjoy this coming season without a single drowning or water-related injury.
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