09 Jan A smorgasbord of siblings
Liddi kept waking up every time we would walk up
the stairs (her crib was on the stair wall) or walk
around our room in the morning. So we moved her
to the room with a thicker door and put the kids in
her room. They LOVE being next to each other.
The kids love being the first to enter Liddi’s room in the morning.
They play “mom and dad” until I come (although I told them they
were welcome to continue being the mom and dad if it meant they’d
make me food and change Liddi’s diaper). They weren’t so sure about that.
Do I care where we were coming home from?
What we had been doing?
Who we had visited?
The Y has offered a homeschool preschool swim class on the cheap!
We’ve had two sessions of lessons now. Miss Dani is our teacher
(and is the reason we keep coming back!). We’ve gone from fear to
love. I’m proud of what they’ve learned…and relieved, cuz let me tell
you, swimming with three non-swimmers is not swimming at all!
Corban, a few days ago, told me that there’s a new boy in his little
group who’s afraid. “Mom, I remember when I was afraid.” (Yeah,
me too; it was, like, 4 weeks ago.) “I’m gonna tell him that Miss Dani
is the best teacher in the world and you can trust her. Plus, I know the
water’s good now. I need to tell him so he can be happy at swim lessons!”
They’ve come so far and are swimming (with bubbles on their backs)
with so much confidence and joy. It was rough for a bit there (for Corban,
Jaeda’s not afraid of anything), but I’m sososososo glad we stuck with it!
We love making the stop to ride Sandy after a successful Meijer trip.
Liddi got her first ride a few months ago and now starts bouncy in the
cart the second she spies the horse. The kids take turns giving her rides.