Tis been so long

It is quite possibly 14 years since I have stepped into this suburban city pool. The girls are splashing around and my man is cutting laps. This is where my boy did a Vicswim program at age 3 or 4 and well, he refused to get in the water after day one. Perhaps not a big deal, but when you are juggling a toddler and baby this kind of stubborn behaviour makes everything go pear shape pretty fast.

Nowadays I write and read pool side. Last year I managed to complete an entire MOOC while the kids swam each week. But I feel for the young Mums, anxiously supervising wet kids, swim lesson meltdowns and their own entry into the water. Do you remember? When you don’t have the right post baby bathers, when you haven’t seen the inside of a beauty salon for years and you are struggling to feel respectable doing the 5 metre dash from chair to pool? Girls I remember….but hang in there. The day will come when you can let them swim without getting in, when you too can cut laps and enjoy the freedom of the water again. You will have time and you will get your mojo back. 

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1 thought on “Tis been so long”

  1. I remember my son just sat on the side of the pool and wouldn't get in. The instructor was pretty useless and swimming lessons became a waste of money. After three ear infections in a row I called it quits. A year later we took him to a different pool and now he loves it, not quite cutting laps but nearly there.
    I swim three times a week in my lunch hour. Best birthday present I got was a waterproof i-Pod. Now I listen to audio-books as I swim.

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