Today I had Des’ last parent/teacher conference of his preschool career, and next week is kindergarten orientation. Scarlet is planning for her end-of-year field trip and Field Day, and I have to pay my summer camp deposits. It’s really coming!
Maybe we aren’t emotionally ready for summer vacation, or at least I’m not there yet, but we have a few weeks to prepare. I DO feel prepared for this month’s (May’s) National Water Safety Month, thanks to The ZAC Foundation and you will too!
Summer takes so long to get here, and then it goes by in a flash. The kids have their great big birthday party, and their birthdays. My birthday is only a couple months away (gulp). The kids have several weeks of summer camp and we have many overnight trips on the books for us, and not to mention the countless mini road trips that are always on my agenda.
Summer seems to go by so fast as an adult, and most definitely as the parent of at least one school-age parent, that I can’t help but sigh and wonder at the fullness of our days. From waking up to the camp morning rush and making sure to sunscreen the kids before we go out the door, to catching fireflies at night (“for just five more minutes, Mama”) and letting the kids stay at the playground until just after dusk has fallen, summer safety has been on my mind more than ever.
– A is for Adult. Never let children be alone near a pool, ocean, lake or river
– B is for Barrier. Have a fence that goes around your pool
– C is Classes. Kids and adults should take safety classes
– D is for Drains. Teach all swimmers to stay away from all pool and spa drains
Did you know that drain entrapment can happen no matter how well a child swims? If you have a pool, make sure it has an anti-entrapment drain cover. And never let anyone swim in a pool with a loose drain cover or a drain cover that falls off. Have your drains checked regularly by a licensed maintenance professional.
Prizes: Each prize pack will include a bag, towel, book, water watcher card, t-shirt and wristband
Dates: May 1 – May 26
Notification: Winners will be randomly selected and notified by The ZAC Foundation by June 1
US resident only
Only one winner per household
For more info about ZAC Foundation:
Here’s The ZAC Foundation video and parent’s page
The ZAC Foundation newsletter sign-up page
So, how do you honor National Water Safety Month?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.