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Swimming pool, not oursSwimming: 05/20/07

You've probably noticed that yesterday's posts are publishing today. I had such a busy day yesterday that I ended up tumbling into bed at ten o'clock without bothering to blog. I needed the sleep! I also took a couple photographs but I haven't taken them off the camera yet.

Sean and I started the day with grocery shopping. He's been helping me shop (when I do the shopping) since he was a toddler and we'd shop together after work and daycare. Ian needed to stay home and work on his paper and Harriet was napping.

When we got back, the weather had warmed up so he and I decided to go swimming. This was Sean's first time in a pool since he was an infant. Since he doesn't remember his time before, it might as well been his first time. After putting on the sunscreen and blowing up his floaties we made our way to the pool.

The water was chilly and the concept of a deep end scared Sean so much he didn't want to move off the steps. I got him to splash around, practice kicking and putting his head under the water (only just). In between lessons, I swam laps. At the end of our swimming session I finally got him off the steps enough to practice floating on his back. He needs a lot more practice before he'll feel comfortable with the water.

Our time in the pool seemed like only a few minutes except that I was physically exhausted and Sean was cold. We had actually spent an hour! I hope to do some more swimming, perhaps after work. I also want to take Harriet one of these days.

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