Swimming Lessons

Okay so my boys love the pool, yet they refuse to actually attempt to swim in it. In my opinion they that this unhealthy fear of the pool. Unhealthy because, two children that love to play in the water so much need to learn how to float or save themselves in case something should happen. But, if my boys feet don’t come in contact with the bottom of the pool, you can forget them going further in. So, Nana and Papa gave them swimming lessons for their birthday. Alexander and Britton have been attending the preschool session at the peoria pool off of 83rd Ave and Deer Valley since last Monday. These boys, with Kevin’s help and the lessons, have made leaps and bounds in the pool. Alexander has surprised us all by always volunteering first for everything; floating on his back(the teacher holds him of course and he has a death grip on her neck I might add), bobbing underwater, and even the superman swim(she holds them while she teaches them the freestyle stroke)! While at home, in the spa, Both boys are jumping around in it, going underwater and holding their breathe(they dont even realize they are floating by this time). Now Britton, even though he raves about swim lessons, spend some lessons completely happy and the others well lets just say we don’t call him Drama King for nuttin. He arrives at the pool and starts crying as soon as he knows he has to start, where at this point Kevin and I threaten him with the loss of a toy or no TV(Come on, he needs to learn how to swim for safety reasons) and he Boo Hoo’s his way to the teacher. Where through out the lesson, he cries or we look up and he is smiling. When its his turn to bob or float, he refuses a few times then grabs hold of her neck with no intention of ever letting go. He then peforms everything asked of him WITH his eyes closed! You know those moments where you laugh at your child, I mean you know you probably shouldn’t but its just too funny not too. This is one of those. Well, I leave you with some pictures of today’s lesson….


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