We survived the first week back at school after the complete break from normality that was the Christmas holidays.
There may have been a bit of complaining in the mornings about having to get up and go to school, but for the most part the children settled back into the routine really well.
They did seem tired though by the end of the week, so on Saturday we had a quiet day at home. Well, Rhys and Nerys had a quiet, peaceful day, while Steve and I went on a bit of a clear-out mission in their bedroom.
We’ve got a huge pile of things ready to be passed on to friends or the charity shop and their room feels so much better, with room to actually move and play.
On Sunday we were back at swimming lessons, then took the scenic route home through Singleton park and the uni campus. We wandered round a little garden area on campus that, despite going to the uni and living in Swansea for 18 years, I had never been to before.
It was a really lovely little spot to stop and take some photos for this week’s post.
I think we walked for a good hour and half, including a stop at the shop for bread, before we made it back home. And apart from a few whinges now and then about just wanting to be home already the children did really well!
Especially considering they’d both put a lot of energy into their swimming lessons before the walk.
Nerys only started lessons in September and she moved up 2 groups yesterday which she was so excited about. She has been so bold and brave with her swimming, and so determined to do well with it.
It took Rhys quite a bit longer to get to grips with it all when he started, mainly because he was so full of energy he couldn’t seem to stay still long enough to listen and learn.
He is doing so well with it now though, and looks so comfortable in the water. I’m not sure at what point we’ll stop his lessons; I suppose when he tells us that he’s not enjoying them any more.
Would you stop swimming lessons once your child is able to swim, or keep going with them to keep working on technique and improving their skills?