Summer vacation mornings of slow breakfasts and extended jammie wearing is almost over. School starts up again in just over a week. I am ready and also not ready. This year I feel like I got to the edge of acceptance that hot weather playtime means January, but I still hesitated. I have not planned any beach days. It does not occur to me because as hard as I try, my first thought it that those are for July.
We are not wasting our summer time though. I love the feeling of absolute exhaustion after a good swim. I had that yesterday when we came home from our friends’ place all rubber arms and prune fingers from hours in their pool. We even had to drag Clover out of bed an hour later than normal.
Today the twins started their first ever swimming lessons. We waited so long because the twins were not old enough to go in the water for lessons without an adult. It is really hard on parents of twins because unless you go on a weekend, usually both parents are not available to attend the class. I am disappointed that there are not better programs out there to help people with young twins. Water safety is so important and I would have had them in classes at 12 months (like we started Gemma) if I could have. We looked around for options for the last 2+ years and the best anyone could offer was bring a nanny with you. I am so surprised that with the sheer number of sets of twins (and more!) these days that places have not come up with a way to help us out. As predicted, the twins LOVED it. Kieran cried when it was over. I bought a swim pass for the kids and I am going to make an effort to get us out of the house and use it.