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A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Smart Fish Swim in Schools"

That is the slogan for Swimtastic.
They are amazing!

My big fear for Samantha has always been drowning. While kidnapping, choking, running into the street are all things that I am careful of, drowning is where I step into the realm of paranoia. Mix in a child who loves water- but has no idea that she needs to hold her breath- we decided to splurge and signed her up for classes. She was the only one in her toddler swim class, so it ended up being private lessons!
She has become quite the little fish, spending more time below water than above it. Her teacher, Hannah, says she'll say, "Bye Miss Hannah!" and let go. When she pulls Samantha back up, her face will still be under water, looking at all the toys on the floor of the pool.
Bath time no longer involves toys.
All she wants are these.
I do realize that there are toys in the bathtub. They were tossed in but never played with.

Yes, they are more expensive than other places, but they are worth EVERY penny.


Granddad and Grandma said...

Did those duckies come from Great Aunt Jacque?

Our very own mermaid!!!! Runs in the family!

Anonymous said...

I understand your fears. It's important to teach your child how to swim. Swim lessons are the way to go. My daughter took swim lessons in Omaha and she loved it. It's been a while since you posted this article. How is Samantha doing in the pool now?

Renae Brewer said...

Aww! Your daughter is so cute! I love these pictures.

Anonymous: You are right. Swim lessons ARE the way to go, but your link is broken. I think you meant to put: swim lessons in Omaha.

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