Posted by on May 2, 2012 in teaching toddler to swim, toddlers and swim lessons, toddlers swimming, whiny toddler | 0 comments

We’re two weeks into Ryan’s swim lessons and Ryan is proving to be less than enthusiastic about the whole thing.
Mom: Wanna take a picture together??
Ryan: Can’t. Watching evil pool.

Luckily, Mike offered to take on the role of Parent Who Takes Him In The Pool. Which is good because 1. it gives them some male bonding time and 2. I’m a wimp and I’d be hauling him out of the pool the second he started whining.

 YOU did this to me!

He whined for 29 of the 30 minutes he was in the pool.

In case you’re wondering what he did for the 1 minute he wasn’t whining, he was knocking down styrofoam “turtles” on the side of the pool. That’s “fun,” apparently.
But everything else about the pool? Not. Fun.

After the lesson, I tried to give a casual shrug to Ryan’s swim teacher. You know, an attempt to look cool and unconcerned about the fact that I’d spent my morning behind a soundproof glass partition, watching my kid silently scream as catchy pop music filled the room. The instructor must get that look of weary confidence all the time, because he breezed by me and quipped “He’s fine. He’s got it, he’s fine.”

Oh, totally. He’s fine.