Swim Lessons

Earlier this morning at 9:45 Amari had his first swim lesson at the downtown Y. He looked so stinking cute in his blue fishy shorts and Finding Nemo Little Swimmers from last season. I was just stoked that he still fit 'um from last year. :) Stinker has grown so much in last year. We both took a freezing cold shower and at 9:45 we got in the pool. He kept calling the pool a bath; bless his little heart, it was too bad it wasn't as warm as his usual bath. He didn't seem to mind and he clung to me like a little monkey, afraid that I was going to drop him in the water. At first he didn't seem to like it at all. In fact, he kept asking to get out. For the first 45 minutes he joined the 3-5 year old swim class. He did very well and even let teacher Heather take him around a few times in the pool. She thought that he was ready to join an older kid class but the mommy in me says it may be a little too advanced for my 2 year old. So, Amari will be staying in teacher Jen's Parent and Tot class for now. He loved the class so much that he keeps asking to go swim again. He throws a fit when I tell him we won't go swimming until next week. A week is a such a long time in the land of Amari. I'm just so happy that he gets to socialize with other babies and toddlers (not from his daycare class) and gets to focus on learning to not be afraid of the water. He already mastered the art of kicking his little feet when he was an infant in the bath tub. ;D For now, he will just keep swimming and blowing lots of bubbles...


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