Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The swimming saga continues...
Luckily I could cancel our classes with the swim school we went to on Monday, the lady was very understanding when I told her I would prefer to swim with Mia. I was kind of hoping she would tell me fine, I can swim with her there - but that was not to be.
I found another swim school close to our home, where the lady teaches from her home. We went there yesterday for a trial lesson. It was much better for Mia to have me swimming with her - and it was so nice for me too, to have her in my arms and to know she feels safe with me. There were two other mommies and kids with us. The half-hour went so fast, Mia enjoyed it, the singing, the climbing out and getting in, catching toys, and she even put on the floating wings that she had refused to do on Monday - yay for Hello Kitty wings!
At the end of the class, I didn't like the set-up of the small dressing cubicles with flimsy curtains - I'm quite private and don't like getting undressed infront of people... So just dressed Mia, and I drove home in my wet cozzie, hahaha!
I asked Mia if she liked swimming, she said "yes mommy". I asked if she wants to go again, "no mommy!"
Still not sure what I want to do. The time slot of yesterday's trial class doesn't suit me very well - it's at 3pm - which means where I normally book clients at 2pm and 4pm, I won't be able to do either, without being terribly rushed. I've emailed the teacher to find out if she has other time slots.
But still, I maintain that I want Mia to enjoy swimming, and learn while she's playing and having fun.
I found out from the Virgin Active gym, that I can bring her along to swim with me, no cost, I just have to sign her in - how cool is that!
So now am thinking that maybe I must just take her to the gym with me once a week and spend time swimming with her. That way we are relaxed, because we can go whenever suits us and not be all rushed to make a set time, and it's just the two of us, which is special - and then we can try lessons again later on. I'm really leaning towards this option...