Papa & Mama will have the grand children this weekend - actually for about 4 days. Do we have the responsibility to protect those children? You say 'that's a dumb question!" Pray for us that we do that and that we make good decisions. Let me explain; weather permitting Papa & Mama will take them out on Precious I (papa's pontoon) and let them jump off into the water from the pontoon. They love it! Blake is 9 and can swim - some. Sydney is still learning, she is 7. Sydney WILL wear a life jacket. Blake will not want to wear a life jacket, his parents instructed us that he will wear the jacket. If Papa feels Blake can swim good enough not to wear a jacket then he doesn't have to - right?? After all Papa is in charge now. I DON'T THINK SO! Papa has the responsibility to protect the children and take the more conservative route. We need to be cautious with the children. Blake WILL be wearing the life jacket.
What brings this up? Papa got a call from church for the "prayer chain" last Friday. a child fell off a 'four wheeler' and after falling, the child, was ran over by the four wheeler, was put in ICU, had several broken bones - but will recover okay - praise God! The child was 2 years old! That child, regardless, of age has the right to expect to be secure and protected at all times! Papa cringes when he see's children on four wheelers or riding mowers. Whether you are parents, grand parents or a baby sitter - you MUST protect the children. We need no more horror stories! If I am watching your children you need to feel confident that I am doing the best that I can to keep them safe!