Not from childhood, but when I was crewing drifters in Kodiak, one of my least favorite tasks was repairing gill nets. We'd stretch them out on the racks and work all day until finished and our only entertainment was an old radio.
Every 5 minutes was Sweet Child of Mine. OMG every 5 minutes.
My only break was having to dress out a black bear the owner shot because he was worried about his dogs and kids. Not very fun.
What swimming pool?