A Chapter Closed

Today we are celebrating something at our house. It’s not huge or even something that other people may celebrate, but to us, it’s exciting.

My daughter completed her very last swimming lesson today. She has now taken every class possible and is now a certified Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor.

You may be wondering why this is such a big deal, and to fully appreciate it, you would have to live in Strathcona County.

I no longer have to mark swimming registration day on my calendar. I don’t need to go to bed early to ensure that I don’t sleep in past my early morning alarm. I don’t have to haul myself out of bed at the crack of dawn to log-in to my computer and the craziness that is “click-it”. I don’t have to pray that I can get her into the class that I want. I don’t have to “virtually fist fight” with the other Moms to get one of those 8 spots. I am FREE.

You would think that this is reason enough to celebrate, well, you are wrong. There are a few more perks worthy of mentioning.

No more slipping and sliding and trying not to fall as I walk out to the pool to watch. No more listening to the “chop, chop, timber” game. No more fighting for the last of the white plastic chairs. No more searching for my shoes in those stupid cubbies. No more humidity. And most importantly, no more naked grandmas in the change room. (I pray that I never feel that “free”).

It’s been 16 years of fun, but I for one, am glad this chapter is closing.

This post is Day 24 of the Summer Blog Challenge – 31 posts in 31 Days

Please visit my fellow challenge bloggers and read their stories.

Meaghan at Magz D Life
Tam at Tam I Am
Liam at In The Now
Jessica at2plus2X2

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3 thoughts on “A Chapter Closed

  1. Rhonda August 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm Reply

    I HATE fighting for those damn plastic chairs. That fight was the motivation for a post on my blog as a matter of fact. Congratulations to your daughter. I loved being a lifeguard.

    • this mom's got something to say ... August 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm Reply

      Why don’t they have more chairs? I gave up on them one day and went and sat on the balcony, and just about died. It was like sitting on the sun. Oh how I’ll miss it. Bahahaha.

  2. everyone2swim September 12, 2012 at 12:56 am Reply

    Congratulations to both you and your daughter 🙂 S4L

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