Monday, September 27, 2010

Swim Lessons

Be prepared for a backlog of blogs from July. I know, I know..it's a little late, but what can you do? This summer I decided that we were really going to put the kids in swimming lessons. I meant to last year, but never got around to it. But with all the water here, I thought it was probably wise. So, I signed Kember and Caden up for lessons at the city pool. Let's just say that one-Kember loved it! Love, loved it. In fact, after lessons were over she wanted to do another session, which I would have signed her up for, but they were all filled up. She did pretty well. She still talks about it months later. Actually...she learned best when we went swimming with some friends and the kids taught Kember. I'll need to remember that for next year. And two-Caden hated ever second of it. He hated it so much I ended up withdrawing him from the class. I thought he would love it. He loves swimming at Grandma and Grandpa's pool. He loves swimming period...but he did not like this class. I even moved Kember down a class thinking it would help him to have her in the same class. It didn't...and then I couldn't get Kember to go back to her original class. Oh well. Maybe when he turns 5. I was going to sign him up for soccer or something, but we are going to hold off signing him up for anything like that. Anyway, after two classes of him not getting in the water at all, I decided it wasn't worth the effort. The teacher really did try her best, but Caden is rather stubborn (huh...wonder where he got that from). So, Kember learned to stick her head under water and doggy paddle with out a life jacket, and Caden keeps telling me that he can swim, and very proudly with his life jacket on, he swims around Grandma's pool. What a stinker. But he sure is cute!

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Although it was probably frustrating, this was a cute story.

Keep these blog posts coming (ie, the weekend post). I need pictures.

Rorie said...

So where is this pool at? Is it the Washington one I've heard so much about, or is it somewhere in St. George?
We really need to get together someday soon and go swimming with the kids.
One of these days.

Ma & Pa J. said...

Your pictures tell the whole story. Caden just seems to have to meditate on new ideas for a while before he grasps them. He will try these things sometime. You're right he sure is cute!

Loni said...

At least he puts his feet in the water, the cute little stinker.

Liz B said...

Connor took swimming lessons this summer too. (We told him he HAD to before we went to the beach.) We had Jeff's brother take him, because I was worried I would be too soft. And I had good reason to worry: He screamed non-stop during the entire first day. And during the second day for the first half. It did get better after lots of bribes. So it sounds like he and Caden were in the same mental state... Must be the age.