Thursday, May 22, 2008
God Help Us
The kids are in Aqua Tots swim lessons this week and next. The company worked with Johnson Ranch so I only have to go to my community pool. :) I even got a little discount. I LOVE that it's just Caidgen and Ami in the class. Caidgen's doing fantastic. After the first lesson on Monday he said in his prayer that night, "Thank you that I wasn't scared at lessons." We anticipated fear, but Cage was happily very comfortable with the teacher and all that he was asked to do.
NOW - Ami is another person all together. She HATES it. She is terrified of putting her face under water. This year is no better than last. The near drowning memory is there and she's not messing around... yesterday I almost pulled her out because of her crying fit. I've never seen her so upset. I told her before the class to tell the teacher her feelings and tell him not to force her head under. She was awesome at communicating but the poor guy didn't understand a word she said through the hyperventilating. I interpreted a few times, but I try to stay out of it. We got him to warn her better with a big 1-2-3, but she still cried the whole way through. It was all magnified because we were the ONLY ones at the pool besides the JR HOA Rep. There was no sound to muffle Ami's screams... (a HUGE dust storm was going on so no one but us crazies hit the water). This is so hard for me. But I need her her know how to swim so she never has another incident. There are just too many pools in AZ. I don't want to have to worry when she's at a friend's house. So I bought her a toy afterwards and if I need to every day to keep her trying I will! Whatever it takes!