Thursday, August 23, 2012

Let's Hear it For the Boys - Swim Lessons

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As much as I complain about it, I must admit that I live in one of the most amazing cities in the world. There are so many opportunities available if you are willing to hunt for them. One such opportunity fell into my lap a few weeks back when a friend mentioned signing her daughter up for some free swim lessons being offered at the public pools. It was based on a lottery but I went ahead and signed up ChocolateChip and then I waited. I didn't hear anything back until a week before (2 weeks ago now) so I assumed that he hadn't been chosen, but when the email landed in my inbox I was ecstatic!

ChocolateChip had only had one experience with a pool before his swim lessons and that was at the beginning of this summer. We went to a public pool with my friend (same one who told me about the lessons), her husband and their daughter who happened to have been born on the same day as my little man. Her daughter was like a fish! ChocolateChip took about 30 minutes to even get in the water and then was not exactly willing to frolic and play (though he did eventually try blowing bubbles, much to my joy.)

All of this leads me to today. Today was the fourth and last swim lesson and he did awesome! At the previous three lessons we had to discuss not screaming even when we are upset (crying is ok but no yelling), we had little experience with the pool noodles and just forget about laying on his back. Today's lesson was different though. He chose the color pool noodle that he wanted, he did all of the activities, he sang along with the other kids, and he even tried to jump off of edge and into my arms for two of the songs! I couldn't have been prouder. Have we completely overcome his fear? Not yet, but we are definitely moving in the right direction.

That's all for now. Until next time, hug your boys a little tighter!


1 comment:

  1. Yay, so glad he started to enjoy his swimming lessons! My oldest LOVES the water but the younger one isn't as sure.