Thursday, July 09, 2009

Day 3 at Swim Lessons

We were excited to get there...and he walked right into the pool. As the teacher got in though he started to cry...i don't wanna go under momma. i just stood there. He was clutched to me like a leach. The other kids started pushing off from the steps, doing their bubbles and diving for rings...while we watched.
As the teacher approached us he went right to her and did his bubbles with her...then pushed off to swim....for some crazy un godly reason...he snapped....just like a bean....he started going under water and doing his bubbles....like crazy....up and down up and down....up and down. I couldnt get him to stop. He was diving for rings...with my help and going under water holding his breath. It was like night and day. He even jumped in the pool with the 5 yr olds and swam..with her assistance to the stairs and stayed under water the entire time.
Throughout this whole thing..Miller has actually realy listened to me...every word. He normally wont. He is pretty hard headed. Madison joked in the beginning of all of this that we would probably bond....my girl was right I think. We communicate alot better. Which was totally worth it...whether he learns the basics of swimming or not for me.

Later last evening we took a meal to our sweet family friends that buried their son last week. As we left I told Miller we were heading to the pool, picking up pizza and a box of Oreo's and gonna meet dad.
We had our outdoor picnic....and he jumped into the pool un assisted and was swimming around like a little fish, going under diving for anything he could find down at the bottom. My mom came by to see him and could not believe the difference. Scott finally arrived and played with him for a couple of hours.....we ended our night with watching the sunset over the golf course.

A great day indeed.

So today is day 4 of swim lessons. He is still sleeping. I'm sure he will be asleep for awhile. My little fish is finding that this swimming is a whole new world....a world with possibilites a world that is unbeleivable for a 3 year old. I just hope that he has fun. And that he smiles alot...because for me...that is what it is all about.

3 comments:

Trailboss said...

What a sweet post. I am thrilled that he has overcome his fear and is having fun swimming. To learn at that age is a great thing. I wish my parents had taught me like that. Good job Mom!

gail@more than a song said...

How fun that he's made such progress and is doing so good! And swimming wears them out too.
I had wanted to take Katelyn to swim lessons when she visited but the person here that teaches won't take them til they're 4, bummer....she's 3 1/2. I think mine all started when they were 3, just like Miller.

Tina Leigh said...

I love hearing about Miller's progress. Yep he's gonna be a fish!