Last Day of Summer!
Today is a HUGE day. Not only is it the last day of summer vacation and school starts tomorrow but today, Bug officially learned how to swim. She’s not a great swimmer. She only swims in the shallow end with one hand on her nose but I would call this swimming:
It’s a little spluttery but it’s good enough for me. We’ve spent nearly everyday in the pool all summer and even though she’s a fish connected to her kick-board, she has been very stubborn about putting her head under the water. I figured I’d just lay off and let her do her own thing in her own time. Sure enough, she did it! In the nick of time too!
Not that we’ll stop swimming now that school will be starting. I fully expect to use the lure of the pool to get her to do her homework everyday after school. Plus, the pool is heated so I figure we’ll still be swimming come December.
Speaking of red-letter days, this has been happening lately.
Boredom is the best parenting tool ever.
Is her book upside down in that last photo? Great pics!
HAHA! No. She’s actually reading. Hard to believe but it’s happening!
READING FTW, YESSSSS!!!
I mean, the swimming is pretty great, too, don’t get me wrong. It definitely makes your job a little easier! But READING! That is the best. :-) Now she and Annalie can get together and swim without supervision and quietly read. Hahahahaha, I guess that’s not gonna happen! But we can dream.
Congratulations to Bug for conquering swimming and reading in one summer ! Amazing xx
reading solo stage has been my favorite “stepping stone” thus far! enjoy. the world is wide open to her now. may she always love to read.
I am so impressed! Reading and swimming = one growing up girl! GOOO Bug!
That’s my daughter too, she can swim in the shallow end but holds her nose with one hand…woohoo!