Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Swimming in the Summertime

Summer 2010 was a big swim summer. Not that we did more swimming this summer than other summers but this was the year of two big breakthroughs.
The first was that with one notable exception where Bob almost killed Jacqueline, this was the summer that taking the girls to the pool was not at all stressful and it only required one parent.

This made for a more flexible weekend where we managed to get some workouts and some relaxation too. Well, now that I think about it the relaxation option only really seemed to be for me since sometimes Bob would take the girls himself and I would relax (to be fair, I also paid bills and blogged some...).
This is Jacqueline demonstrating how mom thinks about relaxation.
The pool was also a place for the girls to socialize with other kids taking lessons at similar times. This worked out very nicely.

The second big breakthrough was even more important (for mom). This was the swim season where mom was not required to wear swimwear! You got it -- I could safely watch the girls from the side of the pool staying fully clothed! While I was not yet ready to leave them to the lifeguard to watch them, it is a lot more relaxing to attend to swim lessons when you are not actually in the pool. No water in your eyes, no kids kicking you in the gut -- really big.

I now love swim lessons. That hasn't been true since I was a kid myself -- yay!

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