I feel like we are beating a dead horse here a little, but our three daughter’s are the bestest of friends. Watching them spot each other for the first time is hilarious and never ceases to amaze us how excited they are to see each other. Even if they saw each other the day before their excitement is unattainable. Part of what makes their Monday’s at Goldfish so incredible each week is because they know they get to see their bestie, even if it’s only for a few minutes.
It is also nice for Amber and I to have this scheduled 30 minute chat session each week, #besties.
If your kids are anything like ours, it is best to probably put them in separate swim classes. If Evelyn and Liaylah were in the same class, I imagine they would never pay attention.
Pretty seamlessly the whole process flows. Do not be the fish swimming up stream.
Figure out the flow.
Usually the first one of us to arrive will grab chairs and throw a towel over them to keep them reserved. It isn’t really to be front and center to take in our kid’s every doggy paddle, it’s more so we can talk. I think I just realized we are those Moms.
If you want to be front and center to watch your kid’s turning into Olympic swimmers you will definitely want to snag a chair as soon as you see one available. However, with the 30 minute rotation of swim classes, there is also usually a pretty good flow of open chairs.
Goldfish has their flow down.
We’ve smartened up though, strategically wearing shoes to swim lessons that easily walk through the splashes of the shower scene. I leave much happier when my favorite pair of suede shoes aern’t soaked from trying to pry Evelyn out of the shower.
We’ve also embraced this shower as nightly bath time. At first when we came home from swim, I used to make Evelyn shower. But seriously, why? She’s been in a pool full of chlorine (clean in my book) and then stands and douses herself in soap after swim lessons.
We take lessons at six o’clock so by the time the girls are through it is pushing seven. It makes for a very easy and quick transition to bed time when your little swimmer is already dressed and ready.
And of course, don’t forget to hit the blue bowl on your way out!