Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good, Oh Lord, please don’t let me misunderstood” Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood There are many things that anger my two year old son. Not being allowed another snack. Not being allowed another of episode of Bing. Thinking someone is going to take his toy, blanket or food (which can be any moment you make … Continue reading Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

The Swimmer

“That’s my daughter, in the water” – Loudon Wainwright – Daughter

It seems they start swimming the moment they leave the womb nowadays (this is almost literally in the cases of water births). A good thing it is too. Get them used to the water when they’re young and it will never seem a strange and scary place. Swimming itself will come more naturally when they’re not worrying about the water.

We fully intended for our daughter to go to one of the many water based baby groups, but due to one thing and another she was past two by the time I took her to her first swimming class. Still very young of course, and I’m sure I was much older than that when I learnt to swim, but my daughter was alone amongst her group in being entirely new to the water, as other parents regaled with the time their kids had spent in the pool on various holidays that I’m still not sure how people with young children afford.

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