Austin finished up swim lessons this week.
He took for 10 weeks. He was the youngest in his class by at least a year.
I think his age and size definitely hindered him a little in this class. He had a hard time paying attention. He had no fear of the water so the teachers didn't mind that he was so young but I don't think they pushed him hard enough.
It was hard as a swim lesson teacher myself to sit and watch him not be pushed to do more. I felt like he was doing more with me this summer than he was doing during class. He was so little compared to the other kids that I don't think his teachers thought he could do it.
I didn't say anything throughout the whole class until the last class. Yes, I was that mom who came up at the end of the class and threw him in the water and told him he could swim. He had a life jacket on so I knew he would be fine but I was tired of watching the teachers gently lower him into the water and not let him do anything on his own. David only made it to the last class so I am pretty sure I humiliated him but I wanted to show Austin he could do more than they were letting him do. Looking back I probably shouldn't have done it but he was fine and did great on his own in the water (with a life jacket).
We are going to try another swim school in town this Spring. I know he can do it if someone pushed him a little.
He is also taking Soccer right now (indoor) and loving it. There are only 3 boys in his class so it is a lot of high energy. One of the boys in the class is his best bud William (he missed the day I took pictures). They are loving it!
What am I doing while Austin plays soccer...entertaining this little guy.
He wants to play with his brother so badly that he runs for the soccer balls and I am constantly chasing him away from the practice.
David came to watch this soccer practice so he helped contain the littlest one.
My 2 guys are at a really fun age. They are playing together and really love being together.
They make up games together, chase and wrestle each other, and every morning Austin asks if he can read to Miller in his crib. I need to get this on tape. It's precious. He only reads for about a minute and then they start to wrestle. Boys will be boys!