Friday, June 22, 2007

Waiting Pool

We've been saying, for a long time, that we should take Kate swimming. She loves playing in the bath and will stay in there for an hour if we let her. She's also fascinated by fountains. We found out that the wading pool at Fircrest pool is free (and open to non-Fircrest residents after 4:00), so we figured this would be a good time to try it out.

I haven't had a swimsuit for years. I found one online that I want to get, but they're out of stock in my size. So, at the moment I am still swim-less. So Doug took Kate into the water. Or not so much into as near unto. It turned out she was not as eager as we'd hoped. She does tend to be a bit on the cautious side. They spent a lot of time sitting on the edge of the pool, watching the other kids. I suppose we should have tried last year. I was impressed by some of the teeny-tiny kids that were just toddling right into the water, and having a great time. Maybe next time Kate will be ready to actually go in the water.

As I was writing this I checked the swimsuit site again, and they had what I wanted, so I ordered it! Woo hoo! I'm getting this top (pink and black) and these bottoms. I have thigh issues and... err... shaving issues, so this should be just right.


Jill said...

I can imagine your wanting Kate to be more eager to jump into the pool, but I can assure you that I would prefer more caution than our 5 year-old shows. When she was Kate's age, she would try to jump into any & every pool of water, including ones at the ZOO!

Helena said...

I can definitely see where caution would be preferable!

Julie K in Taiwan said...

It took us forever to get Jaylene to warm up to the water. In fact, last summer when we finally got back to Canada I enrolled her in swim lessons. It took the whole summer but she eventually lost her fear of the water. Not entirely, it took another year of going to the pool with her dad (preggy mom stayed home) to become entirely comfortable. We will start the water fun much earlier with Jayden. Love your suit btw, and that kitty drawing is awesome.