Sunday, May 29, 2011

Just Keep Swimming

Last summer, Riker was completely content to sit in the pool.
Mainly because he couldn’t do much else.

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I was hoping that this summer would be even more fun in the pool.
Last week, we put Riker in the swimming pool for the first time…
I put his swimsuit on,
lathered him in 70+ sunblock,
and covered his freshly buzzed head with a hat.


It started out pretty well.
The water was pretty chilly still,
but we started with just his feet in the water to get him used to it.


After that, TJ tried to swim around with him.
That did not go over so well…


He was NOT enjoying this experience at all.
I was worried that he would be traumatized.
That he would scream any time I tried to get him in the water.
Luckily, I had nothing to worry about.
We attempted to go swimming a few days later…
and he was much happier about it!


Of course, Riker also has the attention span of a…
well, of a 16 month old…
so after spending about 5 or 10 minutes in the pool,
he’s ready to get out and do something new.
But at least he’s willing to get in!

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