Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The end of an era

I think we have reached the end of swim classes at the YMCA. I have to admit, I am very upset. Miss Porgie seems to have lost interest in the classes. She likes being in the water, climbing out of the pool, and giving all the other moms high-fives. However, she doesn't actually like to participate in the class anymore.

During the lesson, the babies are supposed to perform several different exercises - kicking while on their backs, kicking while on their bellies, floating in the water, etc. Unfortunately, Porgie has started crying during each of these activities. The only activities she enjoys are the songs and jumping from the side of the pool.

So, when swim class ends next week, I am not going to sign her up for another class. This disturbs me for several reasons. First, I feel like Porgie is already bored, so taking away swim class will only intensify her fussy attitude. Second, this class was the only way for me to meet other mommies.

I do feel like I have forged friendships with two other moms, but both are going back to work in September. Although I would like to believe that we will continue our friendships, I know both women will be busy with their careers and families after September.

Don't feel sorry for my pathetic ass. I am looking into joining a MOMS group, so Porgie can play with other babies and I can meet other moms.

6 comments:

Suz said...

And it could just be a phase, too, I would take a break as you plan, but know that you can always re-enroll!

Eva said...

Yeah, I've semi-enjoyed my mothers' group, so give it a try. And what about Gymboree or something?

Carrie said...

Does your Y have a baby gymnastics class or a tumbling class? That will give her a new direction to burn her energy off.

Hmm, What to make for you.....I'm going to have to ponder that.....

Amber said...

I know what you mean about the swim classes. I just got done doing one with Zachary and he was not interested at all in the class enviromnent, he just wanted to play and wander! I would definantly look into a mom's group. Over here they have a MOPS (mother of preschoolers) and my friend used to do it and said it was awesome.

Em said...

Just a phase, i think. Billy like thing one week and other hates it and break might do her good.

Jackie Hanks said...

A mom's group sounds fun! My kids LOVE music class, they have them all over the country...
www.musictogether.com
I think they have a class locator. It's lots of singing and dancing and playing w/ musical instruments (tamborines, cymbals, maracas, etc) I highly recommend it if you have one in your area!