I’ve been whining about rain for weeks now.. Well yesterday had a 60% chance of scattered rain, when I got up it was looking pretty grim, and I started praying for some sun! Well, I must not have been the only one, because it cleared up enough, that I called that couple (Linda & Day) that had offered to be “proxy grandparents” to the boys and they let us go swimming.
They met me at Wal-Mart so i could get suits/floaties for the kids, and one for me (nope I haven’t had a bathing suit in years).
They have a beautiful in ground pool, and a big golden retreiver. The boys were in HEAVEN!!!! When we got there Bryant was sooooooooooo tickled with their dog, that he was chasing her around giggling like crazy. Linda was giggling like crazy too laughing at Bryant.
We went to get in the pool, and I was pretty sure Bryant was going to freak. Kota loves ALL water. Bryant loves bath water, and will get in the tub, lay down, dunk his head etc, BUT…when we go outside near the kiddie pool he refuses to go near it, so Kota is normally the only one that plays in it.
I got Bryant set him on my hip, and walked down the steps into the water. He latched on at first and I thought he was going to scream, and for a few moments he had that panicked look and was really stiff. But OMG once he got used to the water he was LOVING it. I put him in one of those floaties with the seat in it, and once he realized he wasn’t going to sink, he started kicking his legs like a frog, all over the pool.
I’d gotten Kota one of those bathing suits with the floats built into it, but since he’s so heavy, the first time he got in, he sank! lol So we took turns floating him around. They both totally enjoyed themselves and to be honest..I did toooooo. It’s been so long since I’ve been swimming I was afraid I had forgot how. It was so relaxing and refreshing.
I haven’t seen the boys play so happily since Rob left for Iraq. I cant believe I was a big dummy and forgot my camera. Fortunately they took pics and said they’ll email them to me.
They also offered to keep the boys one Saturday evening a month, if I wanted to go back to teaching my classes at Michael’s.
It was pretty cute too, they have a huge ‘doggie’ bed for their dog and the boys came in from swimming, climbed in it and Bryant took a nap in the doggie bed. I think I’m going to have to break down and get one like that, for them to nap in the living room with cause they really enjoyed laying in it..lol
Sometimes, God steps in and gives us His help in ways that we don’t even expect. I am sure that he stepped in and sent Linda and Day our way. The boys have taken to them completely naturally, as if they were just supposed to. I want to teach the boys that the world can be a wonderful place, and if the are surrounded by good people, they will learn how to grow to be good men. I think Linda and Day are a great example of good people.