Today I signed PK up for her very first set of swimming lessons. I had the opportunity to sign her up back in mid- or late October with some of the moms in my mommy group, but she was too young and couldn't even hold up her head that well.
Now that PK is a bit older, she's got much better control of her upper-body and holds her head up quite nicely. Also, she enjoys her bath so much now that I think that she'd really enjoy swimming lessons. Her lessons start in mid-January, at which point she'll be just over 5 months old.
One thing that was keeping me from enrolling her in swimming lessons, however, was the logistical aspect of swimming lessons. How would I change myself and PK into swim clothes and NOT go crazy? Well, my sister-in-law suggested bringing lots of towels with me so that I could put PK down on the floor while I got changed. This would be especially improtant for when we got out of the pool and I needed to change both myself and PK out of cold, wet swim clothes. She also suggested wearing my swimsuit under my clothes so that when I get to the pool, I only need to change PK into her swimming diaper. Definitely good ideas to keep in mind.
There will be one other thing, however, which will make it even easier to manage things. I signed up for a weekend swim class. While the hubby and I can't BOTH be in the water at the same time for the lesson, one of us can be in the water with PK while the other watches from an observation area. The mere fact that both of us can come to the swimming classes together means that whoever is staying in the observation area can get PK changed, while the parent doing the actual class can change in peace. Besides, the obvious great advantage to doing weekend swimming lessons means that we can alternate on who's in the pool with PK, thereby allowing both of us to share in this special bonding time with PK.
Hopefully PK actually takes to the swimming classes. Stay tuned to find out!
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