Thursday, May 27, 2010

Immersion Swimming Lessons

We are in the middle of immersion swimming lessons. It is day 8 of 10 straight days. I have decided immersion swimming lessons are torture for parents disguised as fun for kids. If you have never heard of this is it is a way of teaching kids to swim in a two week period. They go every weekday for two consistent weeks for 20 minuets each day. And it works. The boys are learning to swim. The only problem is that I have had 8 heart attacks so far. Watching your kid being pushed under water, dropped off a diving board, and diving for objects on the bottom of the pool can be extremely painful. It also means I have had no time to do anything else. I have had to change my entire schedule to work these lessons into our lives. I have not quilted once. I have not even touched fabric since this started. The only time I even went into my sewing room was when I needed to fold laundry on the bed in there. I miss my sewing machine. I miss thread. I can't wait for these lessons to be over.

2 comments:

  1. When these episodes of sewing "celibacy" are over, you tend to appreciate your craft even more. Go forth with renewed vigor!

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  2. Maybe you could bring something to work on (or even just a quilting book to look at for ideas) so you aren't watching the boys during the lesson - I know the torture that can be watching them struggle while they learn. I've seen S sinking and the teacher just encouraging him and letting him struggle a bit (a bit more than my comfort zone) and I'm just having to sit on my hands so I don't go help him out. At least you are on day 8 of 10 - only 2 more days to go. Are the boys enjoying the classes?

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