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Monday, May 31, 2010

The Aftermath

What happened after day one of Swim Practice? We went to day two and three of swim practice.

In fact, I had a conversation with Mi-Mi after day two, as we walked our new puppies together. I told her that I was really nervous about swim practice and thought she would be so upset with me for signing her up. She looked at me with such a quizzical look on her face and said "Why would you think that? I am so thankful you signed me up! I can't think about anything else at school except swim team!"

Wow. Not only was I wrong, but I was 180 degrees WRONG.

And day two and three of swim practice she flourished. Yes, she still struggles but she listens to every thing her coaches say. Her arms are coming straight out of the water and she likes doing the "back rocket" on her belly.

I emailed the head coach and told her about this whole thing: how Mi-Mi struggled but that she loves it and how I thought she and her coaches have done an amazing job with these kids. She wrote me back, telling me how thrilled she was to hear this. And it was touching...because sometimes, I am so jaded in the human spirit that I don't realize that there are people that really do like working with kids.

Anyway, I told Mi-Mi that she was my hero. She still didn't understand why that was. I told her: you inspire me. If I am afraid to do something, like do well in a race, or anything like that, I'll think of you and it'll make me work hard.

And it might even make me swim like her. :)

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