Friday, July 7, 2017

Swim Lessons

I love the way you feel weightless but fully surrounded. Water is just my thing. Swimming has always been my favorite thing about summer. I started swimming when I was still wearing diapers. I had this "bubble" I clicked on and it was basically a strap and some styrofoam on back that kept me up a little.  I could stay in the water all day long. Then when I was out of diapers my brother just threw me in and I swam. He was a lifeguard so I guess he knew what he was doing. And I am sure that all of the swimming I did with my "bubble" prepared me. I can see that now because I have seen my boys go from barely putting their heads under water to now swimming underwater!!!! It is amazing!!!

Swimming lessons, as a mom you have two fears! One that the child will freak out and hate water forever or the latter that the child will be so brave that now you can't stop him from jumping into the deep even if he cannot swim. You dream of the in between, the cautious yet brave swimmer.

Well I walked into these lessons with both fears. I knew Noah had swimming lessons as a baby. Those lessons were not really lessons. I look back at them and think what was she teaching! Then I put both Noah and Mason in swim lessons two summers ago and Mason ended up breaking his leg with only two days left of lessons. This momma was hitting a zero when it came to swim lessons.

But not this year, this would be the year my boys would learn to swim! Even if I had to pull out the old "bubble" and do it myself. Thankfully, I did not have to do that, lol!!

The first day of lessons Mason had told me he was NOT swimming. I prepared for the worst but hoped for the best. And y'all a miracle happened. The best happened!!! The teacher was sweet and the boys just walked right down the steps and listened like they were becoming olympic swimmers.

I am sure the relief showed on my body. My shoulders actually went back to their appropriate place instead of scrunching up high in anxiety.

The teacher started quickly and had them swimming in record time!!! Below are a two pics of each boy swimming. Sorry the quality is bad, the pool is inside and the lighting is horrible.

Yay for SWIMMING and having these boys become my little FISHIES!!! 

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