This week has been very exciting for me. After I had a great time at the zoo, it was time to go for swimming for the first time. All these days I have been playing in my kiddie pool at the backyard but it is time now to go to a real pool. Dadda said, I should learn swimming, since it is a good form of exercise and it is good for my health. Mumma and dadda can swim very well, so they will start giving me swimming lessons from this week onwards.
Dadda said he will buy me a new swim suit, swim goggles and some floating device. So we will go to the shopping mall today evening. Mumma said, we will start with kicking the legs and try to float in the water. Next I will have to learn to blow bubbles in water and put the head under the water holding back the breath. Seems it would be tough. But if mumma and dadda are with me, I am sure I can do it.
I asked dadda, how long will it take to learn to swim? He said, it depends on how well I learn the first steps. He also said, we will go for the swimming lessons regularly, so that I can learn it quickly. Dadda also said that I should be serious when he teaches me how to swim, because he will be my teacher and we should do whatever our teachers tell us to do. I said, what would I do, if I get afraid? Dadda replied, he will let me have fun for some time before we actually start the swimming lessons, so that the fear goes away. He also assured that mumma and dadda will be there to look after me, so there is nothing to be afraid of.
Mumma told me a funny story about her swimming lessons. She started with the doggie paddle and while she was practising it, she became upside down and drank a lot of water from the pool. She was very afraid to get back to the pool, but then my granny gave her all the courage so she went back and learned how to swim. Mumma said, if I want to learn swimming quickly, I will have to drink lots of milk and eat well, so that I become strong. So I will drink all the milk mumma gives me from tomorrow morning, so that I can swim very well.
Tomorrow will be my first day at the swimming pool and I am very excited about it. I told my friend about my swimming lessons with my dadda; she said she also loves to go to the pool and have fun with her parents. The where we will be going, will have lots of other children. I hope I make good friends there, so that we can have fun in the water. Dadda promised he will come back early from work and take me for the swimming lessons. I will keep you updated about my lessons and tell you how quickly I learnt swimming!