Sunday, July 31, 2011

rREWIND: Swimming Lessons

The five biggest kids L-O-V-E-D swimming lessons.  Unfortunately, it was right in the middle of our season of sickness, and I am not sure we had a single day in the two weeks that everyone felt like going or had been fever-free long enough to go.  Their wishy-washy attendance made it hard for their sweet teacher, I'm sure.  Like starting over every time she got them in the water.  But she never let on.  Quite the opposite, she did everything in her power to make sure that swim-lessons were not a stressful experience for us. 
That's weird, I wonder why she thought that getting 5 kids aged 5 and under in swim paraphernalia and back-and-forth to eight days of swim lessons not to mention keeping enough towels and swimsuits clean for swim time might have the potential to get stressful?

And it quite possibly could have been stressful,
but instead she made this an awesome experience for two precious girls

And three excited big boys.

They all gained so much confidence, learned to enjoy the water more and kept working on the things we've spent the summer building (manners, respect, working together, taking turns, etc).  Some of those lessons far outweighed whether they could swim across the pool or not in my mind.  So I am very thankful for Mrs J and Miss K for working so hard with all five of them these two weeks.

Oh, and did I mention that there were treats?

What a blessing! 
Thanks Mrs J and Miss K for this fun-summertime-fun!

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