10.14.2006

Yet another milestone!

Some weeks we have so many milestones to celebrate that it overwhelms me a bit. The children seem to be particularly clever/witty/grown-up/sweet etc. lately!

This Thursday Amber went to her first swimminglesson, something that she'd been looking forward to very much. This is her and her friend before the lesson with the fish they just picked out (pink naturally). This 'rainbow-fish' will be gradually filled with coloured scales as they'll be preparing themselves for their diplomas.

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The lesson started off swimmingly (sorry).

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The girls dived right in with the other children, but after about 30 minutes Amber suddenly started to cry saying that she didn't like it and didn't want to do it anymore. Oh dear! I'm still not quite sure what was wrong, but I suspect it's the teacher who has quite a loud voice and an American accent. Even when she's giving out compliments, she sounds as if she's angry. Nevertheless, I managed to calm her down and the rest of the lesson went fine.

Here is Amber showing off the fish with their first well-earned scales while Simon is playing hide-and-seek in the lockers:

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It was disgustingly hot inside the pool while we were watching the lesson. Poor Simon had to be still and quiet while we were there. At one point he got so bored that I caught him chewing Amber's fish... he actually took little bites of foam!! We distracted him with a chocolate-drink before he was able to eat the whole fish :))

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2 comments:

mumsies & family said...

Wat leuk, Amber op zwemles. Ik wil wel graag komen kijken naar het diplomazwemmen, hoor! Enne... knap hoor, dat je toch doorgezwommen hebt. Je bent een kanjer. Kusjes voor Simon en Amber.

molly said...

what wonderful swimming pix. i love that she was put off by the swimming teacher with the american accent. but so glad she jumped back in with a little reassurance from mom!