Summer’s a Comin’

I cannot believe we are down into the single digits when talking about weeks of school. It’s weird to have kids old enough where midterm grades matter, but we do, and the grades do, and they’ve already been sent home. Standardized testing is wrapping up, and someone who shall remain nameless HAS PICKED HER CLASSES FOR EIGTH GRADE. Since she just graduated kindergarten last month I’m not sure how it’s possible, but when she looks down at me and shakes her head, I know it’s true.

Since winter break, I’ve been penciling in our summer. There’s a coding camp for the girl, a Webelo Adventure Camp for the boy, and Art camp for both of them. They might even check out some of the programming at the local game store. The boy’s also going to the local traditional day camp he loved last year. This year, he had to pick between swimming and soccer as his focus for one week. He looked at me like I was new and said, “Swimming, mom, it’s what I do. I want a week of basketball and a week of swimming.” From his mouth to the camp director’s ears. After all, swimming is what he does. I love how he stated that. He’s right – he’s been swimming weekly at Goldfish Swim School for nearly 18 months. Last Friday he took part in his first SwimForce swim meet, and when it was over he asked, “Can I do this again?”  Swimming is absolutely what he does.

Does your camper need to get summer ready? Sign up for a Jump Start Clinic and get a month’s worth of swim lessons done in one week!

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