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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

in the swim

i loved steph's post on swimming lessons. so apt. so timely. so big bug.

we tried private lessons earlier this summer - our neighbor offered them up in exchange for babysitting their 6 month old (how could i refuse those sweet baby smiles??) - but it didn't really take. coercion required to get her off the pool steps. i even heard gummy bear bribes being offered. it didn't work. she needs the comfort her peer group brings her. she needs to see that others can do it, so in turn, so can she. the group lessons we started last week offer that. and off she goes...

i love how proud she is when she learns something new. proud of her accomplishments. that look of confidence as she surveys the pool after class and watches the "big kids" start their lessons.

"i'll be doing that soon mama"

"yes you will my love"

at.the.pool

5 comments:

sally said...

Ah, swimming lessons bring back so many memories. I was the little girl who cried when the instructor made the class jump off the high dive.

melissa f. said...

oh man she looks like a 12 year-old. i loved steph's posts as well...

blair said...

I remember feeling bigger than big when I "got" swimming. A huge deal. And no gummy bears required!

molly said...

steph's post was amazing...it was in my mind when the girls and i went swimming last night before bed....
isn't it wonderful to witness our children's successes?

Tracy said...

i was just like you sally! growing up on the prairies the YMCA was the only open water i knew!

it is so wonderful. all of it!