All that is about to change in this blog post. There is no fine line to be walked. I am just going to brag. Feel free to walk away now or read on at your own risk.
Here I go. I warned you.
My baby is an AMAZING SWIMMER!!!!!! I mean, like amazing. And I am so so so so proud of him!
Let me back up. Bennett has been taking swim lessons since January. Normally Will just goes with me and sits patiently in a chair and waits. Lately Bennett has started doing open swim after her lesson. She plays in the water with her classmates for half an hour and now poor Will has to sit every week for an hour patiently and I have to struggle to keep him supplied with water, snacks, and books. Not fun.
Then I noticed that the lesson right after Bennett's was for beginners. I hadn't planned on starting Will this early, but I thought why not? We're there anyway, he wanted to, there's a class available..... let's do it.
And ummmmm..... he's a natural. He is so good. On his very first lesson his teacher was able to let him go and swim unassisted with only a bubble. She said it normally takes about many many lessons to do this-
And then he SWAM ACROSS THE POOL! Granted, with a bubble flotation device on his back, but still.... I've sat through 10 months of Bennett's lessons. I know how long it took her to do that, and Will is only 2 years and 3 months. Look at this.
Okay, fast forward a week. He asked every single day to swim. We had to wait a week. So, guess what happened on his 2nd lesson?
He began jumping off the side of the pool into the water! What? And keep in mind, these aren't intensive 2 hour lessons. They are 30 minute lessons. This was his 2nd 30 minute lesson.