Today is the last day of swimming lessons and the kids find out
if they get to move onto the next levels next year. I am amazed at how lessons have increased their confidence and it’s unbelievable what they have learned. The unfortunate thing is that it’s a new way for them to give their mother mini-heart attacks.
Yesterday during lessons they allowed the kids to go off the diving boards. Will decided to try the high-dive and he didn’t want a life
jacket or anyone to catch him. He showed no fear at all and immediately jumped. The competition was on! There was no way Mac was going to have her brother jumping off the high-dive when she had never done it. She marched up the ladder and jumped in too.
Later in the day we went back to the pool as the kids were excited to go off the dives again. I waited in the deep water as they did their first jumps without life guards in the water. Mac jumped with no problems and then Will climbed up. He stood on the edge of the board, waved to me and then turned around and did a back flip off the high-dive! I thought the lifeguard was going to fall right out of her chair. Everyone clapped and cheered as his little head emerged from the water. He was so proud he marched up the ladder and did it again.
Will is in a level-one class where they are learning how to do front and back floats and to hold their breath underwater. He is way too advanced for the class he is in but we didn’t know this until lessons started. The child has amazing abilities when it comes to swimming. He can do the front and back stroke and dive already. He can do everything Mac can do and she is in a level 4 class.
Seeing a 5-year old child, just a little over 3-feet tall standing on a high-dive is heart wrenching, it seems unnatural. So for two hours my kids went off the diving boards as I stood on the side lines freaking out each time. My heart couldn’t take much more. I’m praying for rain today
after lessons so I don’t have to go through it again.
It’s So Flippen Hot……
I saw a chicken lay an omelet.
A squirrel in my back yard picked up his nuts with pot holders.
I saw two trees fighting over a dog.
My thermometer goes up to "Are you freaking kidding me?"!
My next book should be called 50 shades of red.
The Devil was in Home Depot buying air conditioners.
My change melted into a medallion in my purse.
I’m sweating like a priest at a little league game.
Stay cool today!