27 April, 2009
Swimming lessons that is!!! Yup, Monkey started swimming lessons this morning! Well, it is more like infant swim survival! A wonderful woman from my church has been doing it for over 30 years infants - adults. Now she does it out of her home! She is SO patient, SO gentle, and just LOVES these kids to death!! She whispers in their ears, sings to them, kisses their foreheads, and then after a bit scoops them up and hugs/loves on them!! The Lord has given her such a sweet gift to help us protect our gifts from Him!
I didn't do infant swim with my older two when they were little, but these days the pools are everywhere, the lakes are unguarded, and frankly if I am honest... life is so crazy.... I fear that I may lose focus! I want Monkey to be prepared if God forbid something would happen! Since we have the older two we are always at the pool or at a friends house with a pool! This is by no means a substitute for parental supervision, just another precaution!!
Monkey was not happy when she got in the pool with Ms Ginny! Like Ms. Ginny says... at 15 mo. old... she isn't afraid of the water, she is just mad she can't be with mamma! That is why this is a great time to get them acclimated to the water! Monkey kept reaching for me each time she would come out of the water, but after a couple of times she finally relied on Ms. Ginny and hugged her for security! She cried the whole 10 minutes, but actually it didn't phase me. I felt like I should be on the edge of my seat or sitting with tears in my eyes. My baby needed me, but... if I keep in perspective.... 10 minutes of screaming is better than a lifetime of NOT hearing that precious scream ever again! Ms. Ginny says she will be an "easy one"!! I hope without the screaming!! At the end of the lessons, I will video and post it!! If you are local and need lessons-- I highly recommend Ms. Ginny!! Swimming for Life School
This is Ms. Ginny telling Monkey that she is going fall in and roll over to breathe!