If Mother Nature meant us to swim… #humor #parenting #SwimmingLessons

Barb Taub

We’re staying at a hotel with a little balcony overlooking the pools. I thought I’d do some writing, but it’s not quite as peaceful as I’d hoped.

“NOOOOOOOO!” The screaming had been going on for some time now.

“I DON’T WANNA.”

“I WANNA GO HOME.”

“I HAFTA PEE.”

DON’T LET GO OF ME.”

And most heartrending of all, “I. WANT. MUMMY.” (Followed by a crafty, “Guess what? I don’t hafta pee anymore,” which had the rest of the swimmers in the pool streaming for the ladders…)

Each statement was interspersed with low pleading from the man in the pool. “You can do it, Jamie.” “Just try.” “Kick your feet.” “No, don’t kick me.” “Really. Don’t kick me there. Please.”

The man kept looking longingly at the bar next to the pool. (It’s a full service hotel.) He might have been looking at his wife, who was…

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