Since last week Ryan has been saying, oh I am not sure I want to swim anymore. I think I am done with it, I want to play basketball. Aaron on the other hand is screaming in the background NOOOOOOOOO swimming. I love to swimmmmmmmmmm.
I told Ryan that he didn’t have to swim if he didn’t want to, like I always do but if he starts the season he has to end it. He has been saying well, maybe I will swim and play basketball next year. I didn’t pressure him, I just say remember Aaron is going to swim so you will be sitting at practice but I will make it fair so that you can play basketball too.
He went to his first practice tonight. Both boys got two times outs from the coach but for my wild duo it is not that bad. They swam a longer practice than they are accustomed to swimming. Both came to me from practice happy as clams and excited. On the ride home I was telling the boys that they are holding a four hour clinic on Sundays. Aaron said FOUR HOURS NO WAY. Ryan said four hours of swimming and exercise on a Sunday sounds so cool. I bet it will help improve my times, and maybe I can make the Junior A team.
I said Ryan, I thought you were quitting swimming. Ryan replied Mom, when I don’t swim I forget how much I love it and how good I feel after practice. I love swimming in a blissed out tone.
Oh swimming, the other drug.