Sunday, July 24, 2011
I wanna go underwater
I know I've mentioned on my blog how fearless Jackson is in the water. Well, we decided because of his fearlessness that swimming lessons might be a good idea. I went to the Aquatic Center and signed him up in the class for his age group, a Mommy and me class. I thought he would love it.
Unfortunately, he did not.
He just wasn't up to playing the "hokey pokey" in the water or pouring cups of water on our bodies. Yup, he had no interest it in at all. While the other kids where screaming and crying over water on their shoulders my little boy was doing this...
and it absolutely scares me to death! This is in water way over his head and it doesn't phase him at all. He can swim underwater better than most kids twice his age. So much so that he actually draws spectators to see how long he can hold his breath and how well he can kick his feet and swim underwater. He's quite the attraction my little half boy, half fish.
Don't worry, there is always an adult in the water with him since he still hasn't mastered swimming above water. He's close but just not quite there yet.
The most comical part is the moment he pops up out of the water. With barely any time to take a breath he says, "I wanna go underwater again!" and down he goes. Occasionally he'll throw out a "I wanna be a shark!" or "I wanna be a fish!" and dive under.
I would be surprised but he obviously got his love for water from me, the little girl who was nicknamed "fish" by her elementary principal and spent every waking minute of the summer in the water. I wonder if I scared my mom as much as Jackson scares me!
Posted by Allison Davis at 11:45 PM