I wanted the $5 swim shorts from Zara, but they don't ship so I had to improvise with some swim fabric from Joann's. Ship to the us already, Zara!
Sometimes Ben and I are pretty good parents.
But most of the time we are crazy.
This summer we decided our children's unwillingness to put their faces in the water was reeeediculous and so we've spent the summer
torturing bribing them to take baby steps toward our olympic swimming dreams for them.
Bribe 1: Get in the pool or I'll throw you in. (We ended up throwing at least one of them)
Bribe 2: Try putting your face in the water or I'll take you under myself. (...you can probably imagine)
Bribe 3: Jump in for a square of chocolate (Lots of prodding but eventual success!)
Bribes 4- 793: Swim, dangit, Swim!
And at the end of the summer, we have two swimmers, and two boys who want speedos so they can swim with more "freedom."
I've always heard you shouldn't force your kids to do things before they are ready, but after this summer I'm not sure... It seems to have worked pretty well. :)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Posted by Carrie at 1:59 PM