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YMCA swimming lessons

Yesterday Jane Darby had her first swimming lesson with her mama at the local YMCA. As she’s just under 10 months old, it was not so much a swim lesson as it was a splashing session. However she got a very good report when they got home. She did things like kicking her legs and not crying when her head went under the water.

What follows is a small glimpse into the thoughts of atcrawford. You’ve been warned.

Where the story gets more interesting is when I let myself start thinking things like “maybe she really is a great swimmer” and “what if this is her thing”. With the Olympics right around the corner, it’s only natural that I would start to wonder if our family had it’s first Olympian in the works.

At this point I realized that I might be getting ahead of myself. If she was going to be an Olympian, first she’s going to have to be a standout high school swimmer and then a standout in college somewhere too.

It didn’t take long for me to realize that this life path that I was imposing on Jane Darby would very likely lead her to at least be interested in attending Auburn University. This thought was what ultimately brought me back down to Earth, with the realization that parenting is a marathon, not a sprint.

We’re no longer members of the YMCA.

Disclosure: We didn’t really cancel our YMCA membership. We aren’t that far removed as Bammers. I did however think the thought of doing that was funny.
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