Monday, April 13, 2009

Swimming Lessons...hmmm...

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!

3 comments:

Lisa said...

That does seem pretty chilly! I wouldn't like it either. Hopefully she'll get a little more comfortable next week. That sounds fun!

Katie and Scott said...

Violet started swim class last week - she, on the other hand, loves it - but our water is freezing too! I was sure she'd hate it, but she doesn't! Our biggest challenge is getting mommy and baby changed too!

The Yahres Family said...

I'm sure she'll start to like it more as she becomes more familar and comfortable with it. Ryan and Owen just finished a month of swimming lessons and Ryan has turned into a little fishie now!! I'll be posting more about it on our blog in the next day or so.