September 11, 2012

Mr. Grumpy Pants …

I should have known the minute I saw him sitting like this - arms folded in stubborn determination.  He wasn’t going to do it.  He wasn’t going to swim.

Since Owlie isn’t doing preschool {something about not being toilet trained…} I’ve signed him up for a little toddler swim class and an organized play group.  He’s wasn’t hot on either.

We got to the pool a little early so I could give him a tour and tell him about the class. I tried to get him in a silly mood by shooting a couple pictures of us together.  Here’s our grumpy face:

And here’s the classic taco tongue {he’s still perfecting his}:

I was pretty convinced he was going to cry and whine about actually getting in the water.  Then his teacher came out and gave a squeeze and told him how excited she was and made him laugh.  Whew!

He ended up LOVING the entire half hour.  I was so relieved!  We’ll do this every Monday for eight weeks and then if he goes under the water completely he can move to the next class.

This was a big step for Owlie.  He’s been very timid lately.  Way to go little man.  I love you and your grumpy pants!

8 comments:

MelancholySmile said...

I have so much catching up to do! Your Owlie is looking so big-- I love his taco tongue. For the life of me, I've never been able to do that. :)

Apis Melliflora said...

How fun to have some Mommy & me preschool things to do together! Those are really special times.

He looks so sweet even as Mr. Grumpy.

TooTall said...

Is the instructor wearing an EVO wetsuit? How cold is the water?

The Queen Vee said...

Mr Grumpy Pants, that's a good name for him. So happy he felt comfortable enough to get with the program. I wonder if Melancholy knows that rolling your tongue is genetic. I didn't get the tongue rolling gene and I'm not sure if Owlet got it either.

The Dragonfly said...

Kirsten, Yes, she's wearing an EVO wetsuit. The water is warm, but since they're teaching classes all day and are in and out of the pool, it gets chilly. All the teachers wear wetsuits.

Sylvia Bunker said...

I do not agree with the potty training thing either. :) Same boat here. Glad you found something for him. He's a doll.

JulieB said...

And he has Ms Janine! She is such a great teacher. Glad he is liking it!

Aiketa said...

These photos of you and Owlie are so great!!! Loved them!!!
And as someone else already said, he is so cute too as Mr. Grumpy Pants. I love the first photo too, I really like that the photo is taken from above.

I hope the rest of the swimming lesson turn to be great too.