My parents came for their yearly summer visit and it was so wonderful to have them here. I had been given a simple request, they would like to take each child out individually and they would like me to get a sitter so the grown ups could go out sans the kiddos. Other than that they wanted to spend time each day at the pool so the kiddos could swim. I could swing that. . . and I did.
The kiddos had just finished swimming lessons and Little wanted to show her Daddy what she had learned: how to float “like a starfish”. Give that girl a pair of water wings and she is content to troll the pool for the duration. She did come alongside to let her daddy throw her too. She mastered blowing out when she was above the water, but the skill completely left her once the water hit her face. (We are signing up for more lessons this Fall.)
One day, Pop stayed out of the water and spent the entire swim time inside playing Checkers with Bubba. It sure did help Bubs deal with the disappointment with swimming. Now if we can help Pop deal with the disappointment of losing to a six year old!