So……we are back alhamdulilah! [THis post was started and then I got interrupted and it never was finished :P]
So here we go…in continuation.
Z LOVED the road trip..so much so that he kept asking us whenever we got in the van to go grocery shopping, or play tennis or go to the masjid,
“Is this a trip?”
He kept doing that for a while, but now he has stopped asking that.
We had gone to White Sands on Memorial Day though, and we told him that this was a short trip.
He enjoyed that too, but was scared to slide down by himself. Seems like the older he gets, the more fearful he becomes of height.
We have been going swimming since an organization reserved the university pool for sisters twice a week. So Z has been coming with us and he LOVES being in the pool. Now that we go out of the house a lot (almost everyday, it’s killing me), at times he would whisper to me,
“We are going to 2 places today; masjid and swimming.”
It also seems to make him pay attention the days of the week, since he knows we usually go to the library on Tuesdays, swimming on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Tennis on Sundays. So in a way, it’s part of his schooling! 🙂
He started out with just using the noodles, and then the life jacket, and for a while he refused not to put it on, until hubs got mad and said
“He’s not going to learn to swim with that thing on!”
So I talked to him and all of a sudden he didn’t want to put the life jacket on and went in with the board. Alhamdulillah now he just uses the board. Phew…let me just say, hubs blowing up was not fun, and I was in the center of it all, advocating for easing Z into it instead of forcing him, and also talking to Z so that he would give up the life jacket on his own. Alhamdulilah…Allah made it easy!