Monday, July 26, 2010

My husband, the pedophile...

Got your attention, huh? NO, MY HUSBAND IS NOT A PEDOPHILE. However, apparently some teenage lifeguard at our local gym/pool seemed to think so. Last week, I posted that I was disappointed that we weren't allowed to take pictures at swim class. Luke had come and was sitting beside the pool and took a few pictures before a lifeguard came by and told him that he wasn't allowed to. I was bummed, but he said 'eh, I can see why, I mean there are little kids in bathing suits...'. I still thought, 'well we are paying for it...AND it's part of our kid growing up'.

Anyway, I got over it until tonight at the beginning of class when there was a very excited Grandma w/ her camera. She began clicking pictures left and right and I waited for someone to tell her to stop. After a few minutes, and no requests from a dutiful lifeguard, I asked the instructor if we were allowed to take pictures. She said she had no idea why we couldn't. I told her about my husband being asked not to and wondered allowed if it was b/c he was a man. She thought it was odd and then asked her male boss and he said that for sure pictures were allowed...after all it was a swim lesson and people LOVE to take pictures of their kids. (I mean, don't get me wrong, I know why you can't go to the gym and just take pictures of random kids in the pool.) So my conclusion is that a little bit of sexism was practiced and because my husband is a MAN, he was asked NOT to take pictures during swim class. Maybe they thought he looked sketchy too, what do you think?

Um...NO!

So look forward to some pictures from swim....

5 comments:

The Sims said...

Wow. People are idiots. I am still having issues. I may need your help again. I will call you soon. I don't know Luke is pretty sketchy, ok, not so much. I would have been pretty pissed myself.

The Evans Family said...

Seriously? Oh, that life guard has to get a life!

Kelly said...

Definitely sketchy... I wouldn't trust him :)

LeeAnn said...

Yeah, your husband looks like a real perv. ;-) Come on, that is just nuts! I can't believe someone would tell you that you can't take a picture of your own child!

Well, I'm glad we'll get to see some pictures of swim class now. I didn't take any of Rylie last year because she was screaming bloody murder the whole time and I didn't want a reminder of that! LOL

Happy Birthday to your husband!

Laura said...

That is too funny!!!! I'm a lifeguard at our local gym and it's a rule that we don't allow people to take pictures, but if it's for their kids swim lessons, I ALWAYS let them. It's pretty obvious when the picture is being taken for a good purpose :)

 
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