I was able to reduce my work schedule this summer and I have only been working two days a week vs. my normal three. I'm loving having the extra day off, but the downside is that I probably won't get the hang of my new schedule until the summer is actually over! We have been going to the pool every day I'm not working. Leila has always loved the water and had an awesome swim teacher who taught her to swim when she was turning four, but I think Mia just may love the water even more than her big sis! She has NO fears and believes she can actually swim. I must go into bragging mama mode and say that Mia can swim a few feet on her own - with her head under water the entire time -but then she forgets to keep kicking and she quickly starts sinking. Mia, however, thinks she can swim like her big sister and doesn't think she needs me holding on to her. Wrong! So, she ends up wearing a swim vest most of the time and goes about her merry way all around the pool - shallow end, deep end, it doesn't matter - with me as her shadow. As she says so proudly, "I swimmin by myself."
5 months ago