(re)capturing the fun & wonder

First swim lessons

Swim lesson
Maggie and Bjørn have been splashing about in the water like little dolphins since they were little, but they’ve never had formal swim lessons. Until today!

I was chatting with one of the other moms pool-side last week when she mentioned how much her 12 year old daughter was enjoying junior life-guarding. Turns out she especially liked working with younger kids. I asked if she thought her daughter would be interested in teaching M&B, and the rest as they say, is history.

My young neighbor did such an amazing job with them. She came prepared with laminated lesson plans and gave them each a full half hour of dedicated one-on-one time. Each lesson was peppered with wonderfully sweet exclamations of encouragement and praise. At the end she sent them off with specific instructions of what she expected them to practice between lessons.

This is one spur-of-the-moment idea I’ve had that I am especially happy with! I know the kids can’t wait for their next classes :-)