I'm exhausted and broke--all because my 4 year old had swimming lessons for the last two weeks. You might not think that a 1 hr lesson for 8 days would have such an impact---but, you'd be wrong. First off, for someone who hasn't taken her children anywhere expect the Chick Fil A drive thru since in months, the act of getting everyone in the car was impressive. (I won't get into the flow chart that has to be followed to get all 3 ready to get in the car....that's an entirely different post). It was a 10 minute sunscreen application, a 20 minute drive, an hour lesson, a 20 minute drive home, lunch, shower, etc. When you add in the whining and crying before and after lessons in the am, and the assault of pleading not to go to lessons tomorrow that began around dinner the night before (every day), it was an all day activity.
The last reason we chose the infamous Swim Nazi is because I had heard from many people that "she taught my child to swim indepenently in 1 week". Sold.
You know how sometimes when you are listening to people, you only hear bits and pieces....mostly the pieces you want to hear, like "swim independently" and not the bits you don't want to hear, like "will be in counseling till he's 18"?? Right. Well, that was pretty much the case here.
Let's just say you don't teach a child to swim quickly by being a softie.
|a happy moment. in tears moments later.|
|not sure if this was anger or confusion.|
|Ada loved swim lessons:)|