I was super slow in registering for swimming lessons this year, so I was only able to get Avri enrolled. But she was probably the one that needed it the most. I wasn't really wanting to get in the water with Sadie for lessons and have to hold her...on top of my belly? haha.
The biggest accomplishment that we made this year was that she finally decided to put her whole head under the water. She has always been our child who has been nervous about the water and not very trusting, so this was a big step for her.
The first day of class she was really nervous and would not trust her teacher. I couldn't figure out why she was being so skittish, because the teacher was really good with her. So we talked about it on the way home. Come to find out she thought that her teacher was pregnant and would not be able to hold her safely in the water! hahaha! I guess that's my fault! Her teacher was a bit chubby and had a little belly, but didn't really look pregnant! But I guess it was enough for Avri to be concerned.
After our little discussion she eased up and was quite comfortable in the water and with her teacher. I think next year I'm going to be on the ball and get the kids signed up for multiple sessions so that we actually get somewhere with this swimming thing, instead of taking two weeks to warm up to the water and then starting all over again the next year.
1 month ago