Thursday, May 27, 2010

inadequate in the water?

I've noticed a phenomenon in parent/tot swim class. In several cases, both mom and dad have been in the pool with the child. In fact, in all cases of this, the said child has been an infant.

Why does it take two parents to shove a baby underwater? I can't imagine both are in there because it's "fun." I'm not saying it isn't fun to watch your child in the pool--it is. I enjoy it immensely. But I would feel quite awkward about bringing the whole team into the pool to assist the not-even-a-tot. From what I've experienced, one parent holds the wanna-be swimmer and the other just wades in the pool. Now and then, they take turns bobbing the kid. Perhaps they're each just really into learning how to assist the new swimmer? Dunno. It's a mystery to me.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear that you think this is weird...I thought so too! Some people are just strange like that. They feel the need to do EVERYTHING as a team.