- Tue, Jun 17, 2008 /
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In an on-going attempt to make Calvin as miserable as possible, we''ve signed him up for swim lessons.
We''ve tried to explain that it''s really for his own safety and that putting his head under water will definitely not end the world, I swear on all the Hulk toys in the world, but he''s not really having any of it.
Turns out Calvin is severely allergic to water and his head will totally burst into flames if it comes into contact with it. At least that''s what he wants us to believe.
Being the horrible people that we are, Joep & I have pretty much ignored it and have continued to bring him to the pool every Sunday at 5:30; at which point he sneaks out and calls CPS on us for our transgressions.
BUT. Somehow, some way, he has managed to survive these swim lessons and even though he will never, ever admit it, I think he might be starting to enjoy it just a little teeny bit.
Either way, this child will learn how to swim come hell or high water, because if he is anything like his mother, he will definitely fall into a body of water at some point, and definitely at the most inopportune time. And if I''m going to pass on my clumsiness genes to Calvin, the least I can do is give him a fighting chance. Even if I have to force it.