Friday, August 5, 2011

Splish splash, break my heart

When will a mother smile and shake her head when her little girl begs to go home?

When will a mother let a stranger dunk her small child underwater?

When will a mother simply look away as her baby sputters and splatters in the pool?

Swimming lessons.

Amelia's very first swimming lessons. Painful for mama and scary for her. Not a whole lot of fun to be had this time around.

But she's learning. And I know she'll be safer around the water.

It's all about the big picture, right?


(Mama's note: I wrote this post after day #2 of lessons. I am happy to report that lesson days #3 and #4 have shown a lot of improvement! My heart is healing a little.)


Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips

That picture is pure cuteness! Glad the lessons were better after a couple days. I can't wait to see how this goes for us next year :)

jbmthinks/sportsparenting said...Best Blogger Tips

You are doing the good thing. When we got a pool, I made sure all my kids learned to swim. By age 2-3, they were swimming and it made me breathe a little easier.

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