Sunday, June 28, 2009

Water baby

Since the heater in our pool was fixed, and it was blazing hot outside, we went for a dip in the pool. This time Elliott didn't seem to mind the water.

In fact, he didn't really seem to notice the water at all. He was a little tired, so he just relaxed and let me pull him around the shallow end.
Me: "Kick kick kick! Do you like the water, Ell?"
Elliott: (Blank Stare. Relaxed, but motionless body. Whatever.)
Me: "You do! You love the water!"

I couldn't help myself here. Please don't think I'm cruel. I just had to try it out.
Blow in his face, wait til he gasps, then....Dunk fast and right back up. He didn't seem to mind, but did appear a little shocked.
At least he didn't cry! He just looked at me like I was crazy, and he was tired. I get that look a lot, so whatever.
We also borrowed someone's little pool toy and used it to kick around the pool. So if nothing else, he doesn't hate the water, and I got a little exercise. Not a bad day.


Blenda said...

Hey Nicki,

Of course you are not a mean mommie! That is exactly how you teach a baby to swim. When Jason was 5 1/2 months old daddy wanted me to put him in swim lessons, (they actually were mommy and me lessons). That is the very first thing that they teach you, 1)blow in their face, 2)quick dunk and right back up! 3)repeat. Then mommie does the kick motion with the legs and says kick - kick - kick....before you know it they are swimming like a fish!

Nicki said...

Thanks aunt Blenda! He just looks so shocked when you bring him back up that I felt a little guilty!