Yup, we have a swim school drop out on our hands. We started swim lessons on Monday and it was going really well!
Mama & Jaxon swimming
Thursday, he walked into the pool a little slowly and was doing so-so. Once he got in past his waist the whining began! I tried and tried to make him happy, but was unsuccessful. He gave everyone the "stink eye". He would stop whining for a few minutes and then out of no where start again. He would not loosen the grip from my neck if his life depended on it. We suffered through the 35 minutes of the lesson in the hopes he would be turn it around.
After the last two miserable attempts, Brian & I decided to skip next week. The "lessons" aren't exactly teacher directed. She tells us what we should work on that day and they she just cruises around. Brian & I figure we can do the same thing at the club pool. That's the funny thing, we take him up to the pool every afternoon and he is super happy! He loves it when we dunk him in the water, he loves to jump off the edge into our arms, he plays with the other kids. So, the kid is obviously not afraid of the water. I am just not sure what it is about the swim lessons (maybe it's the fact that the water is cold and the lessons are during nap time). O well, there's always next year.