Soooooooooooo this week has been going great… (Insert sarcasm here)
School has already been driving me crazy and we are in our first month (see my previous post if you’re interested in details), my dad STILL won’t let me get my own car, and just today I almost let my neighbor’s little kid drown…
My Neighbors Are Rich
My neighbors have a lot of money and they are not afraid to show it. The guy is some kind of crazy doctor and his I don’t think the wife is a lawyer but I know she does some kind of work in law so I know she makes good money too. They have 4 cars, a huge house, and as I’m sure you can guess at this point a huge in ground pool in the back yard. This picture isn’t the actual pool but it looks something like this:
Obviously without the tropical background but it falls off like that at one point. For whatever reason that little drop off makes it look like it’s worth a hundred times more than without it. I would like to add that they have no fence or barrier around the thing. It’s completely open which I don’t think is the smartest idea when you have a little kid running around. I’m definitely not going to be the one to say it to them but someone should. They can’t be that expensive and you can get ones that you can apparently take out easily. I was so wrapped up with this whole thing that I was actually looking at fences online when I got him. Click here to see what I am talking about. They probably wouldn’t go for this type though, not “classy” enough for them.
So anyways every once in a while, about once maybe twice a week, my neighbors ask me to babysit their little 4 year old girl, Haley after school which I actually liked doing before today. They pay me $25 an hour and they always have any kind of food you could ever imagine and always tell me to eat or drink whatever I want. These people have so much crap in their house I could probably take half of it and they wouldn’t even notice.
Why couldn’t these people be my parents? I would probably have 2 cars by now and weigh 250 pounds from the amazing food they always have… Ahhh how sweet life would be..
Back to Almost Letting my Neighbor Drown..
So me, my brother, and Haley were all in the family room just watching TV like we normally do but I was super tired today for whatever reason and accidentally fell asleep. Who knew watching cartoons made for a 4 year old would make someone fall asleep..
So next thing I know I wake up alone in this family room and I immediately start to panic. I jump up immediately and run to the kitchen to find my idiot little brother of course sitting at the kitchen table eating pizza alone so I frantically ask where Haley was at. The little moron of course had no idea so I start freaking out even more. At this point I’m literally thinking about which state sounded like it would be the most fun to live in because I might have to just run away and never look back.
So after searching the entire house to no avail, my heart skips a beat and I just mutter to myself, “oh my God the pool…”
I literally sprint downstairs and bust through their back doors to the pool and sure enough, there is little Haley playing with one of her toys literally less than 10 feet away from the pool. I scared her so bad with my panicked expression and yelling her name that she started crying which I feel really bad about, but the relief that I felt when I picked her up is indescribable.
So I obviously didn’t tell my neighbors or my parents about this little incident and blackmailed my brother because he was awake and didn’t know either so I don’t have to worry about him telling anyone. It might not be as bad as I am making it out to be but if she would have fell in that pool on accident my life would have been over. It really is crazy how much life can change in the blink of an eye when you least expect it…