Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blowing Bubbles*

This past weekend was so beautiful out! I was in heaven. Got to go to the beach both days to enjoy the sun. I also started teaching swim lessons to a friend’s son. I forgot how cute and fun it was!

When I was a lifeguard I was certified in teaching swim lessons and taught for 4 summers. It was a blast! I haven’t done them in years but when I was asked to start training their 3-year-old son I couldn’t say no. They are just the cutest at that age while learning.

I was lucky because the boy wasn’t afraid of the water, which is usually half the battle when dealing with kids that young. He was fearless. I miss being that young and not afraid to try anything.

I’m looking forward to teaching some more lessons. He’s still pretty young so he probably won’t be able to swim on his own by the end of the summer, but next year he will be a fish!

Also I think my friends from college might be finally making a trip to visit me this summer! It’s hard with everyone’s schedules but I really hope it works out. They haven’t been up here in 3 years (I always go there) and when they visited there were some mishaps that happened. They vowed to never return but I am slowly convincing them to give it another try! I’ll keep you posted on what they decide.

I can’t believe it’s already mid-July. I feel like this summer is flying by! It needs to slow down a little bit!

*A technique I use when teaching kids how to swim


cowboyboot lady said...

Sounds like a nice weekend! Going to the beach sounds great! Lucky! It always seems to rain on my days off when I plan to go to the pool or lake!

Good luck with the swim lessons. I'm sure the parents really appreciate it. You could teach swimming on the side and make some extra $...nice skill to have!

magda said...

The summer IS flying by ... it's not just you! I can't BELIEVE we're smack in the middle og July, either.

I used to love swim lessons. Where I learned, our classes were polywog, super-polywog, and tadpole. All I remember is being so totally proud of myself when I graduated to super-polywog ... my mom sewed a gold star on my swimsuit and everything. Happy teaching!

Anonymous said...

That's so cute that you're teaching swimming lessons to a kid that young. He'll be thankful when he's older!

I also can't believe how fast time is passing. I feel like it should be much earlier than mid-July. So much to do!!