OK, now admittedly I have some issues.
One is thinking a bit too much about things that skeeve me out.
This past weekend, Jen took the boys to a sort of Hotel/Water Park combo place, somewhere near Mansfield, OH. I think it was called Splash Harbor or something...lemme Google it. Yeah...that is the place.
Now, I won't go anywhere near a public pool, but far be it from me to prevent my kids from going if Jen is into the idea of taking them.
Me? All I can think about is all the shit and snot and skin and pee that is floating around in that water. Totally gives me the heebie-jeebies.
Now you're saying...C'mon man, I can understand the pee thing, but actual shit? And the chlorine kills all that stuff anyway.
Not buying it.
First off, not every adult is going in to that water freshly showered. Now, you know how pissed you get when you have to drop a deuce AFTER you have already taken your shower for the day? Why's that? Because no matter how hard you wipe back there you are always going to have...well...let's just call them residuals.
Those residuals aren't coming off until that day's Shower #2 or the next day.
Here's some food for thought. Let's say you had plans to, I dunno...be intimate with your significant other, and you'd pooped earlier that day.
Be honest with yourself.
You gonna shower first or just go for it? I'm guessing 9 out of 10 of you would say 'Shower, of course.' And to any of those that said 'Go for it!'? I GUARANTEE that not everything is going to be on the menu as far as those things we sometimes do before the main course begins, if you catch my drift.
And that's what's floating around in those public pools.
Person has residuals. Person is generally clean but you can't hide from residuals. Person goes into water in bathing suit. At some point person is in position where perhaps cheeks are a bit more open than most times of the day.
And that's just the adults. What about the kids who, um...just let it go in their 'swimmers' cause that's what they are used to?
End of story.
So anyway...I won't go near a public pool. But Bennett and Carter and a bunch of his family did this past weekend. Hope they had fun.
And yet...can you BLAME me for thinking that this wet adventure is what has caused Bennett to have godawful rhea for two days?
Nope. You can't blame me at all. I mean...even if the water was poop and pee free, the boy doesn't know any better and kept drinking the freaking chemically enriched fluid.