See the blur? That’s my guys jumping off the diving board for the first time. They just pranced across the thing and fearlessly bounced of the end. I’d be proud except I’m terrified that they’ve learned a new and ridiculous skill: I know this because later when we were at the Pacific Place mall on the third floor they started asking me if you jumped down to do the bottom from supporting beam to supporting beam would it be a good idea? NO NO NO! Only jump with your swimming teacher and into water. That’s the rule.
And while I sit and
shop online watch them proudly the only medal I deserve is this one which I would totally wear because just like a sloth I would NEVER be caught jumping off a diving board:
I think all the moms in the bleachers let out the same sigh of sadness when swimming lessons is over.
And because of swimming lessons, I’m currently trying to track down these goggles that I saw some kids wearing last summer since I’m tired of seeing my guys look like they’ve cried the whole day after every session and I thought these things looked super cool. They’re like a combo scuba mask/goggle set and I think I’ve found them at REI (yes, while sitting on the bleachers), so I’m sending this out as a virtual shopping list for the hubby who is there almost every other day. (Honey if your REI sensors/sonar/alarms haven’t already caught a whiff of me perusing your favorite store online, you can pick two of these up on your next trip there. Thank you very much!)