Monday, June 04, 2007

First day of swimming lessons

My 5-year-old went happily off to class with his teacher. This is his 3rd or 4th session of swimming lessons, so he knows the routine.

My 3-year-old lost his enthusiasm as soon as we arrived at the pool. He wasn't at all interested in joining the "fun" no matter how much his poor teacher tried to talk it up. I sat with him and nudged him until he was sitting at the edge of the pool. With about 5 minutes left in class, he finally decided it might be fun enough to make it worth climbing into water that he considered far too cold for regular enjoyment. He did try to escape a couple of times though...

2 comments:

WP said...

Do not despair with #2. I was very intimidated as a kid when it came to swimming. Eventually I overcame my hesitancy to enjoy swimming (to some degree) where sharks live in 50° water and free diving to 65' without scuba. I plan on diving for abalone and shooting fish come August.

M.A. said...

I'd be really into the swimming in open water if it were not quite so frigid. It burns!