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Hurray for Swim Class

By Mom | April 30, 2009

I recently registered Grace for her very first swim class at the local YMCA.  She was sooooo excited about swimming she could stop talking about all the things she was going to do in the pool like hold her breath, kick and splash.  So what do you think happened when we got there that first day?  I’m sure you can imagine.  She’s an unpredictable 3 year old. 

I got there early just in case I needed some coaxing time.  When we got to the entrance to the pool area, Grace froze and wouldn’t budge.  She just stood there staring at the water aerobics class.  I assured her there were kids in the kiddie pool at the end but she wouldn’t move.  After 15 minutes of coaxing, I managed to drag lead Grace to the kiddie pool.  Still, she wouldn’t budge. 

15 minutes into her class, she changed her mind and wanted to join her class.  What was it that changed her mind you ask?  Well, using my Mommy skills, I used good old threatening.  I said, “Grace, if you don’t take your swim class, there will be no birthday pool parties and no beach this year.”  That’s all I had to say. 

Needless to say she doesn’t have a problem anymore with swim class.

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