... was a success!!!
We are SO proud of him! And relieved. But more proud. And he even swam in two events - the 25m Freestyle and 25m Backstroke. Woohoo!!!
This morning at swim practice he touched that stupid rope. Like several times. So, after his practice was over, I made him swim one more lap and told him he couldn't stop swimming until he made it across without touching anything. He did it just fine the first time. I just wanted him to end his last practice before the meet in a positive way.
I forgot that Tom was timing the first half of the meet, which left me with the kids by myself. It was fine. I packed lots of toys for them. The only real problem was that it was so stinking HOT and there was no shade. Once the sun went down over the rooftop, it was much, much better.
|Murphy getting a pep talk from the coach before 25m Freestyle.|
|Murphy and me right after the 25m Freestyle.|
|Zach and Murphy.|
|Our camp. It was SO crowded.|
|25m Backstroke. No touches!!! YAY!|
Our goals for him on swim team were for him to have fun, feel a part of something bigger than himself, and to gain some self-confidence. All were achieved tonight. There are two more swim meets this season. I'm anxious to see how things go the next few weeks.
On another note - Harlie started summer school this morning. It was a rough morning around here. She was very confused on why we were rushing her through her normal slow wake-up process. This fall is going to be interesting...