Monday, July 8, 2013

Our Little Pollywog

Connor did a week of swim lessons last week and has a few more lessons left and he is doing so well. He's so excited and happy to be there and listens to them so well. Mr. Howard and I both were lifeguards when we were younger (I lifeguarded at birthday parties and he worked at a water park), so we could have taught him, but there's something about a "teacher" teaching you. He does things for them that we've struggled to get him to do!
 The first day he kept looking over at us, making sure we were watching him and it was so sweet. Now, he occasionally looks - but mostly, he's just enjoying himself.
 I mentioned this before, but his class is the smallest because they are the youngest (minus the babies in the parent participation class). They only allow, at max, 6 in his class and they have a lot of instructors.
 He has been practicing a lot with the instructors to move his arms in the water, doing a sort of doggy paddle/freestyle stroke.
 And a lot of floating. Here's an example of something he would never do with us. We could not get him to float on his back because he would freak out.
I also can't forget to mention how well Aiden and Izzy have been doing. The first day Mr. Howard took Aiden to the park because he was getting restless, but all the other days they both stayed with Kathe and me. I usually hold one the entire time, while the other one runs around/plays/hangs out with Grandma. I'm so thankful Grandma is here to help because it'd be very hard to do on my own (since I'm not supposed to leave the bleachers while Connor is at his lesson).
 
I want to sign Connor up for another two weeks, but I'm a little worried about doing it all on my own with the three of them. It's just one of those things where I think it would be WONDERFUL for Connor, but it's hard to ask 2 two-year-olds to stay in the bleachers for an extended amount of time without anything, really, to do. I think I should just bite-the-bullet and do it. Can you see my little self pep-talk there?!?

3 comments:

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Do other parents bring younger siblings, too? You can't be the only one with this question ;)
Glad he loves the water!!!

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Believe it or not, there is no one in my class that has a younger sibling in the bleachers. Lots of people have other kids, but since they do five levels of swimming lessons at once, they are all in different classes at the same time.

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ooh, I see. Bummer!

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