We are four days into swimming lessons and it has been a nigthmare. I have been wearing my suit so I can go into the pool, grab Liam and take him back to the side since he keeps running off. (See photo below). I have been in tears or downright crying three of the four days in frustration. Today, Liam bit one of the boys in his class. I was mortified. He bit me yesturday and has been biting Christian a lot lately. We will need to research options to help him realize that biting is not cool before we get sued by parents. I don't want him biting, but I have to say that three year olds should be up to date on the Tetnus shot. Not that I want to excuse his behavior. He has not broken skin on anyone and I don't think we carry liability insurance to cover infected bites.
Liam likes the class and wants to go, so it is not like I am forcing him in there and he is three and a half and it is time that he learns to participate in group activities. It also affirms my decision to hold off on preschool.
Christian only has one more thing to master to pass his class. We will be working on back-floats at open swim. He really wants to pass so he can be in the same class as his friends.
I bought the boys an abacus the other day. It is great because Christian can work with is math without the manipulatives getting scattered around the house. He is really into using it. He spent quite a bit of time working on math this morning on his own.
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