What a week!
Last week was Lark’s first week of swim lessons. She has two classes a week, for four weeks. At her first class, James went in with her. At first she seemed okay, but after a few minutes, she was completely over it and the meltdown ensued. She cried to rest of the class. I sat on the side of the pool having a panic attack, thanks to my childhood fear of water making a comeback. Watching her in the pool just scared the crap out of me. On Thursday, I went in with her and didn’t panic at all, I think because I was in control of situation. Not that I don’t trust James, it was just a nervous moment watching in the pool. And she hated it just as much as the previous class. We think she doesn’t like the fact that she can’t feel the bottom, because as long as she’s grounded in water, she’s fine. But we will keep at it. It was my first, real, embarrassed mom moment where I had the omg-my-kid-will-not-stop-crying-in-public moment. And I felt horribly guilty, like I was traumatizing her for life or something!
Last week was the week that Brennan headed to his mom’s house for the summer. He has said at one point that he wanted to take Lark with him…obviously not happening, but it was sweet. We will miss him but we know he will have a good time. His mom took him to a OneRepublic concert last weekend and is planning a sixteenth birthday for him, so it’s shaping up to be a good summer.
We took Lark to the neighborhood wading pool, and plan to do so more often to get her used to the pool on a smaller scale. She was unsure at first, but quickly warmed up to it. We are hopeful that this week’s swim classes will be less traumatic…only time will tell!
She refuses to keep the sunglasses on her head!