First, it must be said before you see these pictures, that yes my children are really this pale. Ghostly pale, vampire pale, half-albino pale. We keep them slathered in sunscreen, hats it they are out for a long time, and spf 50 swimsuits (including shirts).
Both big Bugs were signed up for swimming lessons at the "remimasburg" pool. (They still have a rough time correctly pronouncing our town's name). Being Kel-bug's first experience in a "class" we weren't really sure how he would do. We did know that he wished he had been out on the field during Bugman's ragball season, and that having his brother in the same class would be comforting.
Well... on the first day of lesson the instructors walked the kids to the pool while the parents had a quick meeting. When I made it over to the pool, Kel-bug was hysterical with one of the instructors, wanting me. He ended up sitting out and watching... everyday for the entire two weeks.
Amazingly enough, when he went to the pool with his Grammy he told her EVERYTHING the big kids did in swimming lessons, including the words to the songs they sang AND he did everything for his Grammy. Maybe next year he'll get in during lessons
Bugman, on the other hand, did fantastic. I think his year of preschool, on top of also playing ragball in the spring has made him much more comfortable with "teachers."