Monday, October 10, 2011

Swim class

The boys began their first swim lessons last month and not surprisingly, they love it. They seem to just love life in general and this was without exception. I know that sounds a bit nauseating, sorry about that! It can be a bit much when one doesn't exactly have the same energy levels as those two little guys.

Jake is our little daredevil and Anderson plays it safe. It seems I have inadvertently put their teacher on tilt. On the first day of class, they announced that all parents had to watch from the bleachers on the second level. Ummm....come again?!?!? The boys are total non swimmers, and even worse Jake thinks he is a swimmer. I needed to be close to them, I needed to know I was within arms reach of them if the teacher was distracted and didn't notice you know what ( I hate to even verbalize it). Keep in mind that the class has about a 6 to 1 ratio.

I took both boys by the hand and walked up to their instructor to introduce her to her "Totally non swimmers, as in can't float above water, only 4 years old, first swim lesson, and this one right here thinks he can swim and tries to swim whenever he can." I don't know, guess I must have come off a bit strong because this instructor is constantly glancing up in the bleachers at me during every class. She never lets either one out of her sight and if Jake makes an attempt to swim independently she quickly puts him back on the wall and looks to see if I'm watching.

I feel bad that she thinks I'm a total helicopter mom, cause really I'm not. I guess when it comes to their swim class, I am but we've all heard the horror stories of kids drowning in a pool full of adults. When it comes to protecting our kids, instincts just take over and damnit I just don't care what this chick thinks of me as long as she keeps my boys safe.

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