Tonight I took Ava to her 1st Parent & Tot swimming lesson at The Grove in Inver Grove Heights. I thought for sure she would love the water, but I don't think either of us realized how chilly the water was (84 degrees? I don't think so!) Brrrrrr.....!
Ava immediately started doing a cry/whine and tried to crawl up my chest. For the remaining 40 minutes, I barely got her to release her hold on me to play in the water. There were babies a few months younger than her that were having a ball being paddled around. I'm not going to fret too much about it, since this was her 1st time in the water, and she didn't know what to expect. We even went into the kiddie fun pool afterwards where it was much warmer, and she still wasn't sure about it.
I'm not a water fan myself, and I was hoping that my children wouldn't be like me in that aspect - I really want them to be comfortable in the water. Keep your fingers crossed for next Monday!
One thing to add - the hardest part of the whole night was trying to change the wet Mommy and the wet baby into dry clothes with no Daddy around to assist! My hats off to single parents everywhere - wow!