Well I am one.proud.mama. As I mentioned last week, Manny has been taking swimming lessons. Yesterday was our last day, and I have to say I'm very impressed with what he accomplished in 7 classes (we had to miss one). Fortunately Patrick got to come to his last class and see what Manny's been learning, as well as take some pictures.
I'll admit, I was skeptical at first. It didn't seem we were really "doing" much of anything. In hindsight, I'm not sure if I expected him to be doing the backstroke across the pool the first day or what? Because now that we're done with lessons, it all makes sense. We did a few very basic things every lesson. Then did them again. And again. And the next day? did.them.again. What's that? Ah, yes...repetition...a child's best friend in learning.
So we decided to give it a try and see if he'd do it for mama. I didn't have the guts to let him do it the whole width of the pool, but this makes me pretty stinking proud.
I am so thankful we were able to take these swim lessons. I didn't know how beneficial it'd really be to my one year old, but I knew for a variety of reasons, safety being a huge one, I wanted him exposed to swimming at the very least. I never imagined I'd walk away with a little fish on my hands. :)