Tuesday, August 26, 2008

swimming lessons

it's a little embarrassing to say, but at 3 1/2 years old, the little dude had never really been in a real pool. heck, we had a hard time getting him to go through the sprinklers! so a few weeks back i signed him up for swimming lessons. i picked a class where the parents could go in the water with the children for the first 2 classes to ease them into it. the little dude was technically too old for the class by 1 month, but i convinced them to let him in anyway. i know my kid, and i know he never would have gone anywhere near that pool without me the first time.

so, i went in the first two times and he adjusted surprisingly well! i was so proud! granted, he was the oldest, and least likely to try new things, but hey, he was in the water! it was more than i was expecting. there were no tears, no screaming, just a well behaved little boy. (unlike the other children in the class.....but that's a whole other story)

the lighting was horrible in there, but here he is on the last day of class sitting on the edge waiting for his "turn". the second one is him hamming it up for the camera. i just wanted one nice photo of him next to the pool, but of course he couldn't cooperate. oh well. i shouldn't expect perfect photos from a 3 year old!

1 comment:

Julie said...

maybe he'll surprise you and be the next Michael Phelps! :-)

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