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Little Swimmer & 4th of July Fun!!!!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

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)

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  • KIPPER15
    Well done A!! Lovely firework pics!
    1413 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    emoticon emoticon He did it! Fantastic!

    Looks like you had a great 4th of July. You got some great pictures of the fireworks, too.
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  • JUNEAU2010
    How very cool! That young man is empowered now~! emoticon
    1416 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon 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

    Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon
    1416 days ago
    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)

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
    1416 days ago
    Congratulations to A on his great accomplishment!
    1416 days ago
    Your son just learned the valuable lesson that there are always people who tell you, "no, you can't do that" which means you just go out and prove them wrong. emoticon

    I'm glad he's got you "in his corner", cheering him on. Your success & commitment inspires others!!

    p.s. Your fireworks photos are great! You're quite the photographer!

    1416 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
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    Thanks for sharing your awesome day with A and your fun evening!
    1416 days ago
    A perfect family day!
    1416 days ago
    I can tell you all had a great time emoticon
    1416 days ago
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