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Was this woman unreasonable to shout at my daughter?

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oceanstars Sun 19-Feb-17 20:56:57

I was swimming with DD (18 months) and she was excited and shouting a bit and splashing.

A woman kept giving her daggers and tutting whenever she swam past and saying "too many children." Then when she got splashed shouted at DD "and you can just stop that!"

AIBU to think you don't shout at babies?

Wellmeetontheledge Sun 19-Feb-17 20:59:45

I suppose it depends where you wereswimming and whether there were lanes she could have swum in. Speaking politely would have been better than shouting in any case! smile

OopsDearyMe Sun 19-Feb-17 21:00:54

You don't shout at anyone !!! What was your response?

She (a) should not go swimming at half term during general sessions, and (b) should learn some manners of her own, considering she thinks its okay to tut and generally act rudely.

OuchBollocks Sun 19-Feb-17 21:02:19

Unless it's idiots pissing around in lanes or being severely disruptive then it takes some kind of twat to get upset at water being splashed in a fucking swimming pool, especially by a little kid. Kids! In a pool! At the weekend! Perish the thought hmm If she's that precious she can find a very early morning or late night or daytime adults only slot.

Hgmother Sun 19-Feb-17 21:04:12

She's 18 months old.. who the hell shouts at an 18 month old for splashing in a swimming pool? I'd have drowned her told the woman where to go.

pictish Sun 19-Feb-17 21:04:32

Yanbu - she a tot and it's a public swimming pool. She sounds like a crotchety bugger.

oceanstars Sun 19-Feb-17 21:05:44

She was an idiot, it was clearly a children's swimming session. Luckily the other parents were tutting right back at her smile

passmethewineplease Sun 19-Feb-17 21:06:59


It's what they do, especially at such a young age surely?

harderandharder2breathe Sun 19-Feb-17 21:08:39

Yanbu. An older child she wouldn't be unreasonable to ask to stop splashing her, but not an 18month old baby at a family session.

ChicRock Sun 19-Feb-17 21:11:38


Who the fuck splashes a baby like that? I'd have dunked her underwater after that.

greenfolder Sun 19-Feb-17 21:11:54

She might have been my next door neighbour who memorably told her sons to stop splashing in their paddling pool!

ChicRock Sun 19-Feb-17 21:12:28

Oops haha, just re-read, she didn't actually splash your baby.

Ah well I'd have dunked her anyway grin

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sun 19-Feb-17 21:14:42

It wasn't a swimming pool in a hotel chain was it?

<legs it>

user1477282676 Sun 19-Feb-17 21:19:31

Perhaps she had mental health issues? It sounds very unreasonable. I can't ABIDE getting splashed so I just don't go in swimming pools because of course, children splash! That's normal.

ClaireLumia Sun 19-Feb-17 21:20:22

It wasn't a swimming pool in a hotel chain was it?


trinity0097 Sun 19-Feb-17 21:25:01

Was there a children's pool that you could have used but didn't?

oceanstars Sun 19-Feb-17 21:25:03

I don't get that, sorry - you'll have to explain the joke!

llangennith Sun 19-Feb-17 21:25:26

I was going to say she needs to bugger off but...was it in a members only pool or a hotel spa pool? If so then I'm sitting on the fence on this one.

oceanstars Sun 19-Feb-17 21:25:51

Nope, only the one pool. I'd have used the children's pool if there had been one as they tend to be so lovely and warm!

oceanstars Sun 19-Feb-17 21:26:21

members only pool, and I am a member!!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 19-Feb-17 21:28:56

Splashing is inevitable in a swimming pool, FGS.
She really expected an 18 month old baby to be sensitive to the fact that she didn't like getting splashed.

Archimandrite Sun 19-Feb-17 21:31:12

YANBU. That's just shocking! Who the hell shouts at a toddler for splashing in a swimming pool. It's what babies and little children DO in water! And if she was trying to have a proper swim during a children's session than that's what's going to happen.

chitofftheshovel Sun 19-Feb-17 21:35:00

Oh dear, did she fear she was going to get wet?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 19-Feb-17 21:38:33

Getting wet in water. Wow what a shocker

Touchmybum Sun 19-Feb-17 21:39:59

WTF was she doing in a swimming pool, full of water, then?!

I'd have told her to take a hike!

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