Thursday, July 31, 2008
Homeschool Swim Lessons
Do you ever have those "What was I thinking?" homeschool moments?
Maybe it was the time that caterpillar you were keeping under observation shed it's skin and it looked just like a little black ball so you explained to your kids that caterpillars heads fall off before they go into their chrysalis state~ um, where did that come from?
Well, this one wasn't that bad. But here goes...
For years we drove to the local Parks and Recreation department, plunked down our money and drove the kids to swim lessons. It was inconvenient, but it's the way it's always been done.
As kids, Tom and I both went to "Parks and Rec" swimming (in two different states) and now our kids would. You take the kids to the experts, right?
But~ we're homeschoolers.
Aaannnnd... we know how to swim.
So, welcome to the 1ST ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS!
The instructors: Your very own Pa and Your very own Uncle Sven
Qualifications: #1 God entrusted you to them so He must think they can handle it; #2 They have never drowned and #3 Uncle Sven does amazing cannon balls upon entering the pool
Location: The Rafferty's delightful next door swimming pool
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays at promptly 11:00 am
The delightful pool and warm up exercises.
Uncle Sven entering the pool. Just look at that form~ is his toe pointed? Well done Uncle Sven, well done.
The big kids:
The little kids:
Here Pa (or Uncle Pa as he is also called) appears to be squeezing some water out of Joshua. You might have to click on this one to view it larger. Something very important is happening here~ I'm pretty sure.
Ranch Rafferty~ where there's always time for a friendly smile.
P.S. I think it's only fair to mention that as soon as I posted about not being adversarial with our children I felt very adversarial with half of the talking population of young people in our home. I won't tell you which half, but you probably guessed Hailey is not in that number. Love is patient (1 Cor. 13). I'm working on that. : )