Monday, August 4, 2008

Girl Overboard!......

So, Addie started her swim lessons today. All in all it went pretty well once they actually found her registration. I should have known something was amiss when I saw that I was the only mother out of 9 wearing a swimsuit. I was getting some pretty strange looks...as if I werent uncomfortable enough. Then of course the instructors start calling out kids names and it was pretty obvious at that point that we were the only ones there for the "parent/tot" swim class. Problem being.....there was no parent/tot swim class today. Apparently they only hold that class on Saturday mornings. I explained of course that the confirmation I received through email stated that Addies class was indeed today at 11:30....I know Im not crazy, I looked at it this morning. Then she tells me that Addisons name isnt even on the full roster, meaning they have no Addison Shannon registered for any class at all. Im trying to keep my cool here but Im standing there exposed, in all my whale like glory, and Im starting to get a tad bit irritated. I tell them that although Addie is only 2, she has been exposed to the water plenty and loves swimming so can I just put her in level 1? Sure, they say, if we find that she is actually registered. Which she was and so she went to level 1.

Now, if any of you know Addie, then you know she doesnt do well with strangers. Although she has gotten better, it still isnt her favorite thing. I got her in the water and she thought it was great until I walked away and the girl teaching approached her......she did however, warm up eventually to her and let the teacher pull her around in the water. The best part of course was when the teacher had them get out of the pool and line up along the side. This section of the pool is about 4 feet deep so well over Addie's little head. The teacher went over to the other side to get a straggling student and.....splash.....there goes Addie, feet first right into the water. She has no fear of the water. All the moms freaked out except me because I knew she was fine....the teacher hurried over and pulled her out and Addison just looked a little stunned at all the mom's who lined up to jump in after her. They must think Im a monster for not jumping quicker .... Addie just smiled at me and threw her little fist in the air like she had just won the gold medal in Olympic diving. Gotta love my little fish.

3 comments:

Alisha said...

Great posts! Good for Addie for jumping in like a champ. Sounds like the Level One will be good for her. Congrats on the Diet...5 pounds in one week is stellar! I too believe exercise and schedule will be much easier and more consistant once kids are back in school! Good for you for being excited that school is starting...how are your kids supposed to be excited if you aren't excited!

Wyatts said...

That is a cute story! Wow she is brave!

K19 said...

Hilarious, Vanessa!!! And Addie is so beautiful!! A great mix of you two!