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to not want to share dd's noodle in the swimming pool?

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ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Tue 05-Aug-08 13:44:10

it drives her nuts when someone borrows it. and she does occassionally let some kids play with it. but last time these women came up and demanded to know if she had finished with it and could their son have it. i said no and it was like i had pulled their swimsuits down. piss off an dbuy your own.

LilRedWG Tue 05-Aug-08 13:44:49

Maybe they thought it was one belonging to the pool.

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Tue 05-Aug-08 13:47:17

its not that sort of pool.

would it be overkill to write 'property of goat's dd' in big black marker on it?

Kelix Tue 05-Aug-08 13:48:00

they must have thought it belonged to the pool - otherwise they are being totally unreasonable and very rude.

what is a noodle BTW? blush

TrinityRhino Tue 05-Aug-08 13:51:29

they would have thought it was the pools
stop being so quick to judge
I always assumed that you weren't allowed to bring your own stuff to the pool

maybe she is of that opinion and therefore completely assumes that the pool owns it and thought you were being rude not letting her dc have a turn

also what kind of pool would it have to be??

we have a shite small just plain rectangular pool

butr there is a small amount of noodles in with ther armband box

juuule Tue 05-Aug-08 13:52:13

I'd do the black marker thing.

They probably did think it was the pool's.

giraffescantdancethetango Tue 05-Aug-08 13:54:24

agree with juuule

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Tue 05-Aug-08 13:54:24

there are no toys provided. it is just a public pool. it is just the filthy looks that completely pissed me off.

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Tue 05-Aug-08 13:55:10

okey dokey will get the indelible pen out.

Twinkie01 Tue 05-Aug-08 13:55:16

How annoying - people just have no idea do they!

We took DS and DDs diddycars to the park a while back and they left them at the bottom of a grassy bank whilst running around and a family came and took them for their kids to play on - when I said - very nicely 'excuse me those are my children's cars could I please have them back' - they glared and said 'well you shouldn't leave them lying around should you or other kids are going to want to play on them'.

I had had a bad day so forgot to be nice and siad - 'My cars over there too why don't you have as go in that too - train your kids to take things that aren't theirs early!'

Then I ran because we were in a scary part of SE London!

belgo Tue 05-Aug-08 13:57:11

I always assume they belong to the pool. I didn't realise you could buy them.

Slouchy Tue 05-Aug-08 13:58:45

Rude sounding thread title <snurk>.

Is a noodle the same as a swimwoggle?

CantSleepWontSleep Tue 05-Aug-08 13:59:09

lol at Twinkie grin.
Agree that they probably thought they belonged to the pool.

BasementBear Tue 05-Aug-08 13:59:48

If your dc doesn't like sharing it, do you have to bring it? The other kids probably don't understand that they can't have it and the other parents probably just assumed it was the pool's. I know what it's like though, my ds has real trouble sharing his stuff at the mo' and it can make you feel really mean if you don't share, but then again the others can always bring their own ...

belgo Tue 05-Aug-08 14:00:21

I thought this thread was about pot noodle at firstgrin

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Tue 05-Aug-08 14:00:27

kelix noodle is a polysterene long thingy that you can use as a flotation device. google it they are really good fun.

Littlefish Tue 05-Aug-08 14:00:55

Long foam thing Slouchy.

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Tue 05-Aug-08 14:01:51

snigger @ pot noodle. i will write her name on it. i want to bring it to the pool, dammit!

juuule Tue 05-Aug-08 14:03:18

Swimming noodle

Basementbear If Goat's dd doesn't take it swimming with her, where should she take it? It's meant for going swimming with.

Kewcumber Tue 05-Aug-08 14:05:04

my pool provides them - I assume they didn;t realise it was yours.

Slouchy Tue 05-Aug-08 14:06:13

Ah, yes. Tis a woggle. <nods sagely>

Twinkie01 Tue 05-Aug-08 14:06:25

Feckin hell - you can't not let her take it because some little brat of a child can't understand that they cannot just go and play with things that are not theirs!!!!

Shoegazer Tue 05-Aug-08 14:07:26

The probably did think it was the pools but they were still rude because they could have asked you if it belonged to the pool first.

You shouldn't really have to share it around basementbear, its a flotation aid to help swim, you wouldn't expect her to share her armbands or not take them swimming would you? I don't think the point is that the OP's DD didn't want to share it.

cocolepew Tue 05-Aug-08 14:07:50

When my DD was 2.5 she was floating beside me in her rubber ring. A woman came up, lifted her out of it and said very loudly " I think someone needs to be taught to share!" as my DD sank like a stone.

falcon Tue 05-Aug-08 14:08:37

YANBU but they most likely assumed that it was the pool's.

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