Tonight, Marc was bathing the children while I was out at a meeting. Marc always lets the DD play for awhile and then gets down to bathing them. When he finishes cleaning them off and begins to let the water drain, they always enjoy their last few minutes in the water....Katie loves to lay her head back and pretend to float in the shallow water.
Tonight's bathing episode ended on a much different note than any in the past. As Katie laid back, her hair floated down into the drain and before Marc knew it, her long hair began to weave around the metal on the inside of the drain and became caught. Marc tried to free her and the hair began winding and tangling more and more while pulling her hair and head down. Thankfully, he handled it well and was able to get it all untangled and free her. It took more than a couple of minutes to do that though and a great deal of patience.
On the surface, you may think that the biggest concern here was her hair and possibly losing several inches of it, as at one point Marc thought he may have to cut most of it off in order to free her! It is much more serious than that. If he had walked away to get a phone call or to do anything else, she may have been drawn down beneath the waters surface with no way to free herself and possibly could have drowned.
That is why I am sharing this. Please...anytime there is water involved....do not leave your children alone. A minute may be the difference between life and death. Tonight was proof positive of that fact!