Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chaos in the water

Master J started swimming classes last Monday. Each session is 30 minutes long and there are only 3-4 other kids in his class so he gets lots of opportunity to get focused on. Now, if he could be the one focusing he might actually learn something.

Last week I had to threaten him with the loss of poker chips for every time I heard him "shriek like a girl". He lost six chips one day.

Monday, some poor arachnid had the dubious honor of being the focus of Master J's attentions. The spider had somehow gotten under the platform that runs around the pool and was popping up every time the water moved. Which with Master J around was a lot. Unfortunately for everyone, the spider made his appearance about halfway through the class. His appearance was greeted by Master J's loud warning "SPIDER ALERT!!! SPIDER ALERT!!!" Followed by the sound of an uncannily accurate police siren. This continued throughout the duration of the class. Good times.

Today, he didn't shriek excessively nor alert us to any spiders. No, today he chose a different tact. Today we had the age old "I can't swim forward, something is sucking me backwards!" routine going on.

Every day is a new day around here and you just never know what you're going to get on any given day. I'm grateful for every one.


K-Mom said...

Well, as a person who is deathly afraid of spiders, I would have appreciated the heads up...but I see where you are going.

It looks like he's really enjoying the swimming lessons.