Monday, November 15, 2010

Short Lived

Towards the end of October we finally got to enroll Phoebe in her very first swimming class. This was something we had planned to do the day she turned 3 since nearly birth.  Phoebe has ALWAYS been our water bug with no fear of the water at any depth, something that is a bit nerve racking for us as parents.  Phoebe did really well for the first 20 minutes of her swimming class, but then things went south fast as she became so cold that her teeth were chattering and her little body was shaking from the cold.  If there is one thing Phoebe hates more than anything it is to be cold.  She quickly became hysterical trying to run from the instructor and crying. That class unfortunately ended in tears and from then she insist she didn't like swimming. 
I brought her to one more class after much pep talking, but one look at the instructor and she know it was back to the cold water and she flipped out.  I tried to get her back to the pool and she lasted about one minute...that was the end of Phoebe's swimming lessons. We are currently looking for a pool that keeps the water warmer, because I really think deeep down inside she still is our water bug.

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