Friday, May 29, 2009

It's That Time of Year Again...

Swimsuit season is here! Not for me (thank goodness), but for my daughter. She starts swimming lessons tomorrow. Big Kid swimming lessons. Which means that I will have to put her in the hands of a swim instructor (who will probably be only 17 years old and have no idea how scary it is to put your child's life in the hands of a stranger). Can you tell I'm a little apprehensive?

When we took swimming lessons last year, each parent was required to be in the pool with their child. I much prefer it that way. Instead, now that she's nearly 4 years old, they make the parents watch from the side, so as not to interfere. You can bet I'll be as close to the action as possible, though. I am driving myself crazy, picturing the chaos of 6 different-leveled classes going on in the pool simultaneously, knowing that it will be physically impossible for my daughter's instructor to have 2 hands on her at all times. However, I am putting on a brave front for the sake of my child. She is very sensitive to begin with, and she picks up on my nervous energy easily --as most kids do. I certainly don't want to project my fears onto her and ruin the whole thing. So far, I've been successful: she's very excited about tomorrow.

So, in effort to focus on the positive experience that's in store, we went bathing suit shopping. Can I tell you how much I love that she doesn't care what she wears (yet)? I still get to pick everything out for her, which thrills me. Dress-up has always been one of the many perks of having a daughter. I pulled several suits out for her to look over. She oohed and ahhed over all of them. Since I have a fondness for cherries that probably borders on obsession, I chose the adorable cherry swimsuit. It comes complete with a belt/bow combo and a ruffle. I was giddy when I discovered that there was exactly one left and it was in my daughter's size!

So, we're all set for a summer of swimming (if I let her get in the pool, that is). :)


  1. I always knew your were a girl after my own heart, as you know I just love cherries too! What a cute choice for her '09 swimming suit.
    Happy Splashing!

  2. I was a bit disappointed that they didn't carry the cherry print in my size too!

    And guess what? The suit is not only cute, but functional as well (I actually let her get in the pool yesterday)! :) It was a good day.

  3. I'm glad you felt comfortable enough to let get in the pool yesterday! Can't wait to hear how it went!