Princess P is doing swim lessons. And this isn’t the “let’s all blow bubbles in the water” kind of swim lessons.
It’s the, after 2 weeks, we throw you in fully clothed and expect you to get out on your own kind of swim lessons.
I haven’t had a large amount of luck teaching my kids how to swim. I’m wondering why as I watch these lessons and something came to me.
I need to be better about making kids do things that are good for them, even if they don’t want to.
She blows in Paiges face and dunks her down to grab a ring. She comes up crying, but in 2 weeks I won’t have to have a knot in my stomach every time we’re around a pool (I still will — but as of now she’d sink like a brick). She’s already able to swim a couple of feet and get out on her own — after 2 lessons.
There is a great deal of crying involved in these lessons. From all the kids. It’s something they don’t want to do. They’re scared and they think that they should just be able to play.
I sit in ACLS class hearing about every baby that someone has gotten out of their neighbor’s pool. I see it on the news. My kids need to know how to swim. So she is going through a little “pain” to get a positive end result.
I feel like that’s a lot about love and logic — they go hand in hand.
So, today’s question is — what have you done that your kids don’t like that you make them do for their own good? Inquiring minds….