Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Swim Team

If anyone remembers the past two years' struggles a certain little girl had with swimming, they would rightfully wonder why on earth I signed her up for swim team. Despite hearing the stories of tears, a friend of mine told me to try it because her son learned to swim in one month. We have been going every single day for half hour lessons, and so far-- no tears. I think it is the peer pressure? On the first day the coach told the kids to dive in (which neither had ever done). Tonito dove right in, and Vivi kind-of jumped in with her arms in diving position. I was in shock. You have to realize that she has never jumped in by herself. The progress skyrocketed week by week until week 2.5, when she SWAM ACROSS THE POOL. 25 meters. I am still in shock a week and a half later, and tell random people in the supermarket that both of my kids now swim. I don't know if they think I am crazy, or just overly proud, but I just can't hold it in. So now today, they took their team picture and I snuck in a photo of them getting ready. I think I am still emotional from the preschool graduation... how can my kids be big enough to be on swim team?! Their newest tricks are diving to the bottom of our pool to retrieve little diving rocket toys. Tonito reminds us of a Chinese pearl diver, with his head disappearing and his trunks and feet following. Vivi also has been getting the rockets from the shallow end. I am amazed and awed by their improvement!!!

1 comment:

Calmil2 said...

Swim Team was the best thing I ever did (okay, maybe a little exaggeration:), really it was wonderful. When I started at 10 I would practically sink and couldn't keep up with the other girls...would come home crying, but my mom kept me going. Eventually I picked a favorite stroke and won tons of metals and eventually became a Swim Team coach!!! So excited for you guys...p.s. My current blog post is about swim team, ha.