Ru-Jun’s Saturday sitter takes the kids, her son, Peter (6), another girl Mackie (6) and Ru-Jun, to the pool at the Holiday Inn in Stony Brook. The first couple of times Ru-Jun had fun swimming. Then we bought her a strap on floatie to help her and a kickboard, but lately she doesn’t want to swim. She has mental blocks like this about a lot of things and can generally work them out after a while. I hope I can get some time this summer to take her swimming at the beach. It’s not one of my strong suits, although I do know how to swim. I have a bit of an aversion to swimming in water other than pools.
Swimming June 2, 2012