It was my turn to have ‘that child’ at the pool.
My 4 year old just advanced to a higher level at swimming. He had been swimming on his own, without hubby or I in the teaching pool with him, for close to 2 years. He was excited about swimming with the bigger kids. I was excited to see him learning strokes.
Then we arrived at the pool … and my happy 4 year old disappeared and a creature – something like a cat trying to escape from the wash basin – emerged.
I tried being the good cop. ‘If you go swimming, I’ll hire Ninja Turtles on dvd for you.’
Hubby tried bad cop. ‘If you don’t go swimming, I’m giving all your Spiderman costumes away’.
By the end of the half hour all we had was one frazzled mum, one p’d off dad, and one 4 year old in a dry cossie.
We’ve since introduced him to a little girl who’s in the same class, and hoping that having a friend in the water will do the trick. Wish us luck!
Posted by TajKai, 10th April 2013