Monday, June 30, 2008

Mommy and me!

We started our Mommy and me swim class today. Landon has a cold so he is not his normal chipper self and he kept clinging to me like a little koala bear. He was being so silly, If he could see me he was fine but if I turned him away from me to help him learn to swim he freaked out and kicked his way back to cling to me again. He liked to hang onto the wall and slowly started to warm up to being faced away from me. One part we had to pass our kids in a circle so they would be used to other people holding them. He was okay when the men held him but when any lady got him he freaked out and stuck out his bottom lip. The instructer took him and came over to me with him and then he started fulling on crying and holding his arms out to me and saying mommy over and over. It broke my heart so needless to say he and I sat out the rest of that excersize. I think that if he did not have a cold he would be much better, but when he has a cold he knows what he wants and when he wants it. He will tell us when he is tired and ready for nap or bed and just wants to sit with us all day so he is not his normal bubbly self. He was the only kid/baby there what would not let me hold him out on my hand and swim him. Towards the end he finally warmed up to the idea but only in small spurts. He did awesome with his head going under the water and we learned how to do that where they dont suck up water. We also had them sit on the wall and would help them in, and he liked that. After that the class was over and he just wanted to swim with me and kick his legs, go figure, after its over!!! Maybe tommorow he will be better with it. It really was a nice time and I am looking forward to more! Its a great thing to take your babies/toddlers too, if you have one local in your area. The one here allows moms and/or dads and there were more daddy and me then mommy and me in our class, (which GO DADS!!! totally awesome) They work into teaching the kids how to roll over to their backs and float if they fall in the water, life saving stuff!!! You can start the baby young too. There was a lady there with her 7 month old and he was doing awesome. The instructer said if you start them around that age or younger that they will know how to swim by the time they are two!!! Thats awesome!!!

3 comments:

Amanda XOX said...

I love this idea! Was this on base or out "here" in the community? We'll chat at water aerobics...

mikensi.jimmy said...

hey- i'm coming to vegas.. if you aren't too pregnant, we should grab a bite to eat or somethin.

mikensi.jimmy said...

no worries, i got your number in my cell! let's meet up monday morning. like, late morning or something. does that work for you? i think that's the 14. anyway, call you later :)