An Afternoon at the Pool
I took Adrianna to an indoor public pool this afternoon. I recently discovered that we have a pool and library really close to our house. Only took me 4.5 years to realize that they are only a couple blocks away from the grocery store that we frequent. *shakes head*
Anyways, back to this afternoon. This was Adrianna’s first swimming pool experience. She loves bath time and she loved wading in the lake on our Arkansas vacation, so I knew it had to be a hit. Plus, I really love being in the water myself.
It was a fun trip. Adrianna did love being in the water and making splashes, but she was very timid about the whole water thing and wanted me to hold her for a long time. Eventually we progressed to her standing on her own (we were in the shallow end) but she still kept one hand on me the majority of the time and would often get back into my lap so I could hold her some more. Which was fine with me. My main concern was how tightly her little fist would grab the top of my suit. I was afraid that she would pull it down and expose areas that I would rather keep under wraps when in public. Thankfully no crises to report.
I could tell Adrianna was enjoying herself. She smiled and laughed at everyone, even if they weren’t looking at her. These were huge, joyful baby smiles that encompassed her entire being, to the extent that her sweet little nose would wrinkle up. I think she likes swimming as much as her mommy does.
There was just a couple times where my mommy reflexes weren’t fast enough, and Adrianna did lose her balance and grip on me a couple of times to where her face planted into the water. She was brave though. I picked her up immediately and she didn’t shed a tear even though I could tell it scared her.
All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon. I am looking forward to spending more time at the pool. I don’t know why I waited so long in the first place.