Friday, June 20, 2014

A Fish and A Mule

I bet you can't figure out which one is the fish and which one is the mule (AKA stubborn!)...

This year we enrolled both kids in the City of Edmond swim lessons.  I was pretty excited since both like to be in the water (bath times are now a breeze) and was pumped to get them in at the same time during lessons.  The tricky part is that J had to be in a "parent taught" class..and well, I knew that could cause some issues.

We were pretty excited to find out our BFF's were there at the same time!!  It made getting to the pool each day that much more exciting for the kiddos.

I put H into P3, which was two levels up from last year, but she really enjoyed it and her instructor said she "improved tremendously".  Awesome.  I just want her to be comfortable and confident when it comes to water...and know how to avoid drowning.

Swimming on her own!
J wanted to just be on his own for every swim lesson.  He didn't want to do what the instructor asked him and he wouldn't ever show her that he CAN blow bubbles, float, etc.  I know he can, because we do it in the bathtub and other pools.  It's just never on command.  J is just a stubborn little guy and it has to be HIS idea...which apparently swim lessons were not.

The hubs came to rescue me  enjoy swim with J one day.  The next day when I was back in the water, the instructor told me that J did so good with his daddy the day before.  Yay and UGH at the same time!!  At least J had ONE good day of swim. ;)

We are going to keep trying with him this summer to get him comfortable with the pool.  He likes to be in the water - it's not a fear for him - he just wants to do it on his own accord.

Summer swim lessons, in the books!


Wa Wa Waughs said...

Glad you didn't give up!

Erin said...

Me too, Robin! I really want to come test out their skillz in your pool. I'll try to catch up with you soon!