Henry continues with his reluctance to attend swim lessons. I am determined to make it through this eight class session but probably won't sign him up for more this summer. Last week I promised that if he went to his lesson we would go to the splash park afterwards. Our community pool has a very large water play area that is fenced separately from the swimming area. Since his lessons are in the late afternoon, we waited fifteen minutes until the pool re-opened to the public and then paid our admission to enter. Daily pool fees really add up but I'm not sure we'd use a season pass enough to make it worth the expense. With my luck, I'd by the early bird discount pass in May and one of the boys would break their arm in June. Right now, Liam is free but Henry and I must pay $5 each for each visit. The pool hours are limited (closed until 1 pm everyday and only open until 6 pm on weekends!) Still it is a very nice, clean facility. The smaller size is actually an advantage right now--less overwhelming and easier to keep the boys safe on a summer afternoon.
Liam had been feeling under the weather earlier in the day. So had I, but it had nothing to do with a summer cold/teething combo. My mind was still on the tragedy that has befallen family members who live in another state. It is not my place to say more, only to say that the grief I feel for these relatives is ever-present.