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!




5 comments:

S & A Millar said...

Swim class has already started? Thats good! Our comunity pool doesn't even open until Memorial Day. How many sessions do you think you'll do with them? Its good to hear Caidgen is doing so well with the lessons, cause I remember how scared he used to be of the water. What accendent are you talking about with Ami? I don't think I heard about that one.

The Scotts said...

Poor Ami. I know your pain. Your blog is so cute and you guys are busy! Thanks for mentioning the pink cupcakes ha ha!! I'll have to make some different ones that taste good sometime!

Taylor and Stephanie Haught said...

I can't believe that Amie is still tramatized about that accident! Poor thing! I am jealous that it is already warm enough to swim. Our pool opened on Monday but it is definitely not swimming weather right now!

Holly Green said...

Well the morman thing was only part of the problem. I've just started reading the book and I like it so far. Kristy wasn't able to get that book in Russia so she's going to borrow it from me when she comes down this summer.

laura said...

Cute! I put Tylie in swimming lessons just for this week and she loves it. I showed her the pictures of your kids so she will want to try floating on her back! :)