I finally decided that it was time the boys learned how to swim. I signed them up for swimming lessons last month, and knowing that the water temperature in the indoor pool was a bit cool, I got us all spring wet suits. I swim with my 2-year old in a mom and me class while the older boys are in the toddler class together. We all have so much fun and the boys love their teachers. The problem is that swimming takes a lot of coordination. Not motor coordination, but mental coordination. I have to pack 4 towels, snacks, water, underwear for all, and a bunch more stuff that I can’t even remember right now. It takes us 30 minutes to change out of our suits, go potty, get dried, dressed and to the car. It is such a haried 30 minutes, where the boys are walking around touching everything in sight (faucets, hand dryers, lockers), NOT putting their clothes on like I’ve asked them to, then sitting with their bare bottoms on the fungus-ridden floor to put their pants on. I am always stressed, trying to stuff 4 wet towels and wet suits into the duffle bag, then I feel rushed to get dinner going when we get home. On the plus side, everyone goes to bed early and sleeps so well. I kept thinking that after this 4-week session was over, I’d have some relief, but on the last day of the session, I found myself walking up to the front desk and signing up for another session. Am I crazy? Yes, but if you saw the smiles on their faces, you’d want to give these little guys another chance to learn how to swim, too, wouldn’t you? So far, everyone has learned to dip their heads in the water, but there’s no independent swimming going on yet. Who knew 4 weeks wasn’t long enough?
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It's what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 12, 13, and 14), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and a pattern designer.
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