Friday, July 13, 2007

Chappie photos and swimming lessons

I want to share a couple of photos Chris took of Chaplin last night. He's in the backyard, his favorite spot on the planet.




Ross is now halfway through his first bout of swim lessons. He's doing pretty well. I took some photos at the pool the other day.



His teacher's name is Rachael, a very nice young lady. She was trying to teach the kids the backstroke on Thursday! Ross is nowhere near ready for that yet -- he hasn't gotten the idea that he has to synchronize his arms -- but he is having fun while he tries, so what the heck.

I am really happy about how confident he is in the water. It's a far cry from his toddler days, when he would cling onto me for dear life. Swim lessons back then would have been a disaster. I've certainly had to learn (and relearn) that Ross will reach physical milestones in his own sweet time, and to push him is useless. He will do it when he is ready, and not before.

2 comments:

Lisa Gallup said...

"(He)will reach physical milestones in his own sweet time, and to push him is useless. He will do it when he is ready, and not before."

I'm finding the same thing is true with Algebra, also!!! lol

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

(big grin) Yeah, parenting is all about learning patience, isn't it?!!