Brent Crowe and his three-year-old son, Finn, play with a remote-controlled airboat on the newly formed ice around their boathouse in Douglas Harbor on Friday.
The ice may hold the airboat, but I doubt it would hold that three year old. Life jackets please!
I agree. Parents don't think, and kids need the guidance at that age to do the right thing!
I know he's thinking "I'm right here" but that water is cold and if his son fell in (totally possibly, kids do the dardnest things), it isn't as easy to pick him up as it may seem. And if he jumps in after him, all bets are off.
Correction ........... Brent plays ............. Finn watches ......
I see a great dad who is bonding with his son out in nature on a beautiful day. He's doing good by his kid. These are the memories that will stay with both of them.
Think about it: The dad could be sitting on the interwebs picking on others while his kid watches a spongebob marathon.
Normally I am totally into non-intervention. I got tons of bumps bruises breaks etc as a kid and I was fine and learned because of it. Three year old next to freezing water without a life jacket is just asking for tragedy...I have seen too many tragic outcomes of similar scenarios.
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Guess what? The boy is far more likely to die in a car, but you're not out on the side of the road wringing your hands are you? LOL
Cars have safety equipment. Its people like you that continue the "tradition" of being stupid on the water. "I'm more likely to be killed in a car so why wear a life jacket? They just aren't cool" "More people are killed in cars than accidental shootings, so why learn about gun safety?"Just plain stupid thing to say. You have some pretty good posts on here, but that one was just dumb. Do you realize the statistics on survivability of a toddler in icy water? How about the survivability of an adult trying to rescue a toddler? What about an adult just trying to rescue himself? Best experience ever is jumping off a boat in January in a survival suit and trying to swim 100yds to shore. All of a sudden you don't seem so tough and shore doesnt seem so close.
You don't know whether I'm stupid around water, and you trying to "flame" me with crude insults doesn't prove your point. I'm just saying your comments to the dad having a fun time with his kid are unnecessarily bossy. Well, I guess you're judging me, too? Ha! Name calling wins every argument? Ok, carry on. At least I'm a nice person. WWJD?
Jesus would walk on the water. Toddlers cant. Flaming someone for saying you should use a shred of common sense and be mindful of the toddlers safety isnt responsible.
I accept your apology for calling me stupid. Thank you.
juneauakgrrl needs to adjust her meds. You say you're a nice person, yet you totally attacked kpawsuh for what you believe to be bossy! It's not being bossy its the LAW and it's called responsibility. Even on summer days children need to have their PFD's on. kpawsuh, myself and others all seem to believe that it would have been best for the child to have a lifejacket on, obviously because we care and know what can happen.
I'm guessing juneauakgrrl is just a teen, possibly either a freshmen or possibly a sophomore.
It is the law that children under the age of 13 wear a
pfd when on the floats on on a boat, or being held
by the hand by an adult, or in the wheel house.
Ummm kapawso was the one jumping on the nice dad spending the day with his kid -- it's a lovely portrait, which is the whole point of publishing it!
Please don't use this lovely picture as a chance to lecture complete strangers.
Like, would you look at a Norman Rockwell picture and launch into a tirade about how people shouldn't be smoking in front of kids? It's just a nice picture in a local paper, not a public announcement for water safety. Context people, context.
The whistles go woooo woooooo!
LOL! Walk on water.
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