N jsut finished up a month of swim lessons. He was the crier. It was pure drama, he'd be having fun, realize he's in a pool, start crying and then go back to having fun. Since we've been working more on potty training, today he announced he had to go. And so he learned he can get out of the pool during swim class. It was the worst crying after the potty trip.
His teacher is awesome--very gentle, but not coddling. When he cried about getting back in the pool after going potty, she matter of factly said "your mommy said you went, let's swim" and that was it.
Next session starts Monday. I'm tempted to cancel it because
a) no guaratee of the same teacher and somer of the younger girls likely aren't "tough" enough for him
b) it kills outdoor play for the day
c) I'm afraid he'll pull the potty thing everyday and
d) the pool bathroom grosses me out.
On the other hand, I want him to know how to swim (but how often will he be swimming between Sept and June)
Well now the answer seems obvious. Someone tell me to keep him in swim.