My Gals’ Swimming And Ballet Lessons

Finally, Alycia has found an activity that she really likes. She had her third swimming lesson this week at our condo and she is still very much excited over the lessons.  While the instructor taught Alycia, Sherilyn played in the baby pool.  I hope Sherilyn will be more serious and will acquire longer attenton span very soon so that the instructor will accept her into the pool.  I noticed that Sherilyn seems to have a phobia of the big pool and the sea.  Maybe that’s the reason why she is not that interested in the swimming lesson… but I don’t know, she appears to love playing in the pool though.   Swimming is a survival skill and I will ensure that my 3 gals pick up good swimming skills.

I’m surprised that Sherilyn is still very much interested in her ballet classes after a 1-month hiatus when hubs and I were caught up in the hospital in Penang in May. I’ve been asking her many times if she still wants to continue her ballet classes and her anwers have always been a very assuring yes. I’m glad that Sherilyn can make her own decision without being easily swayed.  She normally follows what her jie jie likes and does but when it comes to ballet, though Alycia dislikes it and had stopped attending classes, Sherilyn is still very resolute that she still wants to learn ballet and always gives me an unwavering answer to her decision. I hope my gals excel in their hobbies.


The swimming instructor teaching Alycia to float and kick her legs.

Alycia And Sherilyn’s First Swimming Lesson

Alycia and Sherilyn had their first swimming lesson on Tuesday. The gals were really excited and enjoyed themselves. I had wanted to follow them to the pool but baby was still napping, so I stayed home and watched them at the pool with their instructor from the 5th floor of our condo.


All set to go down to the pool…

These pix were snapped from my kitchen… on the 5th floor.  Standing in my kitchen and carefully watching my 2 gals, I felt like a sleuth… and I zoomed my camera to the max to snap these pix muahahaha…. not bad eh?


That’s the instructor teaching Alycia how to hold her breath when her head is inside the water, whilst Sher (in blue) looked on ….


And when it’s finally Sher’s turn, my scardy cat clung on to the instructor like a koala bear and chickened out.  During the half an hour lesson, this fler asked mah mah to bring her to the loo twice and went up once to wipe her body and complained of being cold.  This fler who always wants things done her way did not do as being told by the instructor.    At the end of the trial lesson, the instructor told my mil that Sher is a tad too young to follow instructions and didn’t want to teach her.  Haih…. that was exactly what happened when we brought her to the trial ballet class last year.  The teacher didn’t want to accept her to the class and she had to wait for a year before she was accepted.

And btw, Alycia has told us that she wants to stop her ballet lessons 🙁  What a waste eh…. after all that she had gone through and daddy had to spend a fortune on her costume.  Alycia’s more of an outdoor person who prefers sweating it out.  She even said she wants to learn tennis and karate.  Well, tennis and karate will have to come next year.   I’ve found a tennis instructor who is a resident at our condo and he teaches kids tennis at our condo.  The karate lessons are also conducted at our condo.