Am I a total asshole for not liking someone else's kids?
OK, maybe that's a little harsh.
Audrey's in a swim class on Thursday mornings with two brothers. One is 3 and one is 6 and both of them are screeching messes once their bodies hit the water.
To back up a little here...
Audrey was so excited to get signed up for "big girl" swim class (the one where I don't get in the water with her). Jim and I made the mistake of bringing her to one of Mina's classes last session and Audrey wailed and tore at her face wanting to get in the water too. At the time, she wasn't potty trained, so I told her that when she graduated to big girl underpants, she too could join in on the aquatic fun.
So, here we are, four sessions into a 13 week session and Fric and Frac have turned my once enthusiastic swimmer-to-be into a puddle of tears.
What happens is that as soon as the teacher tries to hold one of the brothers in the water, they claw at her shoulders SCREAMING for their mother. "MAMA! I'M SCARED! I'M GOING TO FALL! HELP ME!"
It's kind of terrifying to watch for me, so I can only imagine what's going through my 3 year old's head with her front row seat.
Today the intstructor grabbed an assistant to help her out, and Audrey did a little better being distracted from the other two.
I hate to say it, but I wish the Mom would just stop coming to class. Half of the 30 minute class is taken up by the teacher trying to calm one or the other of the brothers down.
It's totally selfish of me to think that, but I feel like I paid $100 to watch some horrible child psychology experiment.
On a sidenote: It smells like a giant shit on my back deck. I don't see any shit in the general vicinity, but it smells like there is big steaming pile of it right next to me.
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- I survived
- All the credit, none of the blame
- I Stand Corrected
- I Worship at the Church of Dateline
- Oh My
- "Fuck you, you sloppy nobody!"
- Limited Time Offer--Act Now!!
- I found it charming.
- Italy by way of Pooptown and Shitsburg
- Fuck you Barbie
- Happy Columbus Day!
- Ciao, suckahs!
- Weighing In
- Lowering the Bar
- Whiny kids and poop
- And now I'm back...from outer space....
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