So says Sarah…

The Swim Lesson

Posted in About Me, Life with Child by Sarah Lipoff on 04/21/2010

We survived our first swim lesson on Sunday. There were a few questionable moments, but in the end, fun was had by all. My daughter didn’t scream her head off, and I didn’t turn and run when it was time to get into the pool.

As we drove to the community center, I will admit to being a bit anxious about the impending doom of revealing my ultra-white length of skin to others – especially some potential hotty-hot moms out there. I live in an area where some new moms are able to afford a personal trainer, and long days at the spa enduring body shrinking treatments. So, the pressure was high. My jiggling thighs are no match to 30-something-yoga-mom.

Walking up to the tot lesson, all the moms were already in the pool. Of course, we were late, so I was the last mama to disrobe and hop in. Instead of all eyes on me, mommies and daddies were busy engaging their children in the big pool – desperately keeping their kiddos from being “that one” that screamed and screamed.

Amazed at my luck, I grabbed the babe, jumped in, and got busy. We floated, kicked, jumped around in circles, and placed our ears in the water – although my daughter has NO idea where her ears are. No tears were shed, and no fellow mama gave me the “up-and-down” look of disapproval.

I’m already looking forward to next week.

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  1. mrs.notouching said, on 04/21/2010 at 9:48 pm

    We just started going to the swimming classes too and to my surprise Leila loves it! But.. just like you I had a major anxiety before I went in… oh the things we do for our kids 🙂

  2. Stesha said, on 04/22/2010 at 8:44 pm

    My husband would like for the twins to take swimming lessons, but I don’t want them to. I never learned how to swim, so I have a bit of a phobia. Maybe, I need to face my fears, and learn to swim too.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  3. Sharon Gilberts said, on 04/24/2010 at 7:10 am

    So glad that you did this. I knew that you would have fun.

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