Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #33 -- Everybody in the Pool!

Thirteen things I like about swimming lessons

1. It's inside. No more freezing my behind off on the soccer field.
2. The pool viewing area is warm. See note above.
3. I like watching my kids enjoy being in the water.
4. Living in the Pacific Northwest, and owning a boat, swimming is a survival skill.
5. Two hours of no arguments over computer time and television, twice a week.
6. I can write on my Dana and still keep an eye on the kids.
7. My kids look forward to it.
8. Swimming plus shower equals no bath night!
9. It tires them out right before bed.
10. Getting our money's worth out of our health club membership.
11. Keeps them active in the months between soccer and fastpitch.
12. They're actually getting better with each session.
13. Makes me look forward to the summer, and vacation time.


Zenmomma said...

When my kids were little, I too LOVED pool time. Fun 13.

Nicole Austin said...

Gotta love activities that wear the kids out and give you a few moments of peace!

Happy TT!

Lori said...

My son loves the water. But sadly, my fear of it won't allow me to join him. I'm more than content watching from a distance (smile).

Lorelei said...

I used to get lots done when the kids were little and in lessons. Now daughter #2 is a lifeguard at the waterslide in the summer, so it pays off!

Carolan Ivey said...

I can kind of swim, but I'm a natural "sinker" - I'm not very buoyant. My husband, on the other hand, is a "floater" and swims likea fish. :)

Paige Stanton said...

Happy TT from a retired lifeguard!

Denise Patrick said...

I wish I'd gotten my kids into swimming when they were small, but they both enjoy it now, so I don't suppose I damaged them too much.

Happy TT!

Jenn said...

Happy TT !
I wish I was more of a swimmer.

Open Grove Claudia said...

I love swimming! I learned it as a child and have used it for escape, exercise and entertainment. What a gift!

Happy TT!

Joyismygoal said...

I love them too teaching and attending

Nicholas said...

#1 alone is a good enough reason!