Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Getting Over Fears: Vala's Swimming

Hey everyone,

So one thing most of you won't know about me is that there are a few silly things that actually have
terrified the crap outta me for quite some time. I wanted this year to be the year that I started getting over those fears. The three biggest fears I've had are; taking the kids swimming, getting my drivers license and learning to drive. I am proud to say that I've officially gotten over half of one of these fears.

Only half? You might be thinking and that is because I've only gotten over the fear with Vala not Flynn yet. See, Vala started swimming lessons 2 weeks ago after I took her swimming for the very first time ever, for her friends pool party. I still haven't taken Flynn swimming yet for the simple fact, I'd feel better having Jordan with us so we were taking care of a child each, rather than me trying to juggle both in the water. So that is why I am only half over this fear. Seeing Vala in the water during swimming lessons no longer scares me but instead, it makes me extremely proud and happy. She loves swimming so much and enjoys her lessons every week.

Whilst I am still a little nervous about how Flynn is going to be in the water (especially since he hates baths), I honestly can't wait to take him swimming with Vala and Jordan. We just need to find a time when they have Free For All swimming in the small pool at our local leisure center that doesn't clash with Jordan's new erratic work hours. Easier said than done unfortunately. I'm also planning to take Flynn is parent and baby swimming lessons once Vala is at full time school. I might even wait until he is a year old to do it, depending on how he reacts to being in the pool. We'll see. But I'm not afraid to do it anymore. I'm eager and excited and only slight apprehensive about taking Flynn swimming. I guess I'm more over my fear than I thought I was. Go me!

Until next time,
Alli xo

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