Today we are going to the pool. My friend Suzanne has one directly in her back yard, so they swim a lot. I have a child with sensory processing issues that for years couldn’t do water, I got out of the habit of taking my kids to the pool. Thankfully, E can handle the pool and even knows how to basic swim. That is due to a lovely friend of mine that gave him private lessons. She was beyond patient with him.
Today we are taking the baby, the boys, and 4 cousins. One of the cousins is the baby’s big sister. I am hopeful that this will give them some good bonding time. It’s hard to be 14 and trying to bond during weekly visits. I am really hoping that this gives them time to play and bond in a more authentic environment. Really not just for them, but for all of us. We are not the usual family, but we are family.
I am a little afraid that maybe I have put too many hopes into one trip to the pool. Well that will be alright, we have all summer. We can go again.