We started the kids on swimming lessons recently and I am amazed at the progress.
I must confess, I did have my doubts about how much little ones can learn once a week, but I am so chuffed. Daniel was sitting on the edge of the pool today scrunching his eyes up when she was trying to teach him to close his eyes and hold his breath. The facial expression was too cute for words. (No, no picture as I was also in the pool at the time.)
He has also almost mastered “speedboat arms” and “froggy legs” and is so proud of himself.
The girls are putting their faces in the water and blowing bubbles and are generally fearless, we really have to watch them as they just jump into the pool at random. Poor nanny has to run laps around the pool trying to catch them.
Isabel is climbing out of the pool very nicely and Mignon puts her entire head underwater. All 3 of them rock!
On the way home Daniel discovered the CD book and we ended up listening to Live, Tracy Chapman, Bon Jovi, The August Rush soundtrack and, very briefly, ABBA. And then we reverted back to Lollos. It was like a 10 second challenge 🙂
I realised that we used to listen to a lot of music. We enjoy pretty much everything and I think children should grow up with music, but lately we have been bad about it. When I was pregnant we were so obsessed with listening to classical music because baby hears it in the womb and now, when they can really hear it well, we don’t play any!
They were running amok the other night and I put some Mozart on and they actually calmed down. It was really amazing to see.
Do you listen to music? Do you play your children music?