The boys had their 3rd swim lesson today. The instructor asked us to get them goggles and nose plugs. So over the last week, they have discovered the joys of going underwater. It's all they do. Sometimes Lil'Bro would wiggle enough to turn himself in the water - a kind of pseudo-swimming.
At today's lesson, they were eager to show their teacher how much progress they had made. The teacher was totally psyched as was their dad (who is visiting) and I. PokemonBoy swam under water, actually moving forward and changing direction. Lil'Bro did, too, but he looked a bit more like he was drowning. But it was huge and awesome progress. We're thinking they'll be fully swimming by the time school starts. VERY cool!!!
Here are some silly snippets from today's lessons:
Lil'Bro: Hey [PokemonBoy], watch me talk under water! [goes under water and we just see bubbles!]
Lil'Bro [as the dog walks near the pool]: I smell dog...footprints.
PokemonBoy [after being under water near the fountain]: It sounds like people are clapping down there!
PokemonBoy [after finally swimming on his own a little]: Ok, I'm DONE with these lessons! Goodbye!
Lil'Bro: It's a bad idea - breathing under water!
PokemonBoy [after looking underwater at pool floor design]: The mermaid is ULTRA ugly!
SwimTeacher: Hey [PokemonBoy], if you blow bubbles under water, you won't get water in your nose.
PokemonBoy: Thanks for the tip. I won't use it.