November 29 12

In the life of a chauffeur mama, it doesn’t get much better than this.


Isabella passes her swim class



I know you are all over thinking that this is totally NBD, but you are wrong. The mere feat of getting all three of my children—who are at various levels of swim—in the pool at the same time on the same day, well, let’s just say that their parents should be medalled. It requires studying (the rec center book), rearranging (our schedules), speed (it’s first come, first serve you know), and patience (it’s a hurry up and wait process to make it into your preferred classes). MEDAL, I need one.

And then there’s the locker room problem—too old for the family change room, one too many penises for the ladies change room, tweenage privacy issues, pre-swim shower meltdowns.

And then, if you recall, there’s the Josh problem. My son, until this summer, was deathly afraid of the water, and spent at least eight sessions in swimmer level 1, including a few private one-on-one classes.

And then there are the pool foulings (Seriously, could they not call them something else? FOULING? Really?) which mean a full sweep of the pool, including removing the swimmers. No class today, you guys, pool was fouled. Go on, ask Emily to tell you what happens to her momentum and concentration (and her mother’s blood pressure) when a girl in her class pukes in the pool. Go on. I dare you.

Sure, those cute little faces make it look easy, but I assure you. This was not.

Bring on the cupcakes.

Until the schedule for next session comes out.

  1. I loathe swim lessons. Loathe.

    Comment by Jen on November 29, 2012
  2. I know, right? I feel like I’m working too hard…and I’m not even in the pool. Ha!

    Comment by ali on November 29, 2012
  3. Getting them in the pool at the same time is golden. That’s when Daddy and I get to sit back for 45 minutes and just watch. I love that part.

    Comment by Tamara on November 29, 2012
  4. Oh, the change room drama! SO MUCH FUN. And now, it’s so awful, with coats/boots/wet towels/wet socks. BLAH! All for half hour swimming lessons. SIGH.
    Congrats, kids! 🙂

    Comment by Loukia on November 29, 2012
  5. Emily’s in for an hour now. BONUS!

    Comment by ali on November 29, 2012
  6. Laughed at this

    Comment by Abigail on November 29, 2012
  7. Sorry, sent last comment before it was done.

    Laughed at this because I am gearing up for registration tomorrow morning.

    I have one more session of being in the pool with my daughter. As much as I hate getting changed, getting wet, etc. I think I will miss it!

    Hubby said he loves just watching, doesn’t miss it all.

    Comment by Abigail on November 29, 2012
  8. I recently informed my husband that he and the toddler are signed up for Parent-Child WINTER (yes, WINTER) classes and then ran out of the room to laugh myself silly. Listen, I’ve done it no less than 1,000 times. He’s taking one for the team. I’m over it.

    Comment by Louise on December 3, 2012

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