Monday, July 12, 2010

12 July - swim lessons

Today was Will's first swim lesson! He loved being in the water from the very beginning.

It was his turn to spend some one-on-one time with one of the instructors, but he panicked & started to scream & reach for me (he's really struggling with separation anxiety right now). 

It took some comforting, but he finally calmed down. He eventually unlatched his legs from around my waist, so we could practice blowing bubbles & kicking again (blowing bubbles was more like Will laughing at me while I showed him how to do it, & when it was his turn to try, he just drank the water).

Will's favorite part, of course, was throwing & chasing after balls. He finally warmed up to the instructors by playing catch with them, & while chasing after the balls, he dunked/fell into the water about 3 or 4 times (I was shocked he didn't cry). Will loved his swimming time, & we're excited to head back tomorrow for round 2!