Monday, July 9, 2007
It's a very busy week around here.
Everyone is in swimming lessons.
Q-ball and Punky started taking Red Cross lessons at our local pool today. JacJac has a private instructor in another town.
J isn't so much a priviledged child as he is too young for the Red Cross. Evidentally they have a rule that kids need to be six by the date the lessons begin (today).
He turns six August 1st.
A bit silly to me. He's 20 days shy of being six...and he's already swimming. I would think they'd want the kids to learn as early as possible so there would be fewer drowning accidents.
I guess I'm wrong.
Sooo...JacJac is taking lessons with a college girl I know from work. And he's doing great! As you can see here he's learning to kick and use his arms. Tonight was his first lesson and she already has him letting go of the side of the pool and swimming to her.
As far as the adoption goes I feel a bit like JacJac. I'm kicking as hard as I can, keeping my head just above water.
There is nothing new on the adoption front...and absolutely nothing on the horizon.
It's the part I dreaded the most.
You know the funny thing? I knew it was coming and thought I had prepared for it.
I was wrong.
I'm not any better at this than I was eight years ago...or five years ago.
The only difference is I do have my kids to distract me. And that's a really sweet thing.
The other difference is I have all of you. And that's a good thing too.
Thanks for listening to me whine and complain about everything adoption related in the last few weeks. I promise to try and do less of it in the coming weeks.
In the meantime I'm going to try and do better than just treading water.
I'm going to work on my breast stroke, my butterfly and my diving skills. Because you know, according to Google Maps, I have a very LONG swim in front of me! :)
P.S. - Awwww Maaaaan! They took it down! I just checked the Google link I had in my blog from April 13th and they took out the instructions on how to get to Ukraine from a midwest city near me! That stinks! It was funny! ;)