Well, A achieved his goal and he and I swam an entire half mile alongside each other on Thursday. I was so proud of him! I could see that, after three days of swimming, his endurance was better and he was doing two full lengths and barely getting winded. He bragged to everyone that he swam a full mile this week!
You know what really ticked me off, though? At Day Camp, he asked his counselors if he could swim laps during pool time and they told him he couldn't because they don't want "immature swimmers" in the lanes. He told them he swam 1/4 mile two days I'm a row and wanted to reach his goal of swimming an entire half mile and do you know what those jerks told him??? "I don't think it's possible. You won't be able to do that." Omg!!! FU%&ERS!
Anyway, he DID it and it was POSSIBLE. SO THERE.
We had a lovely 4th of July. Took the kids to a great parade and then to Lake Lemon for swimming and a picnic dinner and fireworks.
Occupy Bloomington (with my friend, Mary, and her 7 kids)
MSTWOMOONS002 Thanks for sharing your wonderful blessed 4 of July picnic Congrats to A what an awesome accomplishment, more & more experiences like that and we'll see him in the Olympics--Move over Michael Phelps. A's going for the Gold
That lake looks mighty inviting to a desert rat like me. Take care & be well
What a wonderful 4th! You are building such memories for each of your family members! Including yourself! The camp counselors are obviously afraid of any liability, so telling him he couldn't do it was an easy out for them. However, you may wish to discuss with them that a more reasonable response would have been that we are not allowed to have swimmers younger than or smaller than XYZ to swim laps. Probably a truthful answer, and certainly better than "no way"... donkey heads! (substitute any other appropriate words there... LOL)