February not only sees the start of school but also the annual school swimming carnival. I didn’t expect to be off to my son’s swimming carnival in his first year but I am glad the young kids were included.
Of course some parents were hesitant, but most were happy the five year olds were part of the carnival. Not only do they get a chance to participate, but it is a lovely way to spend half a day so early in the school year.
For some kids, mine included, it was his first trip on the school bus. He was very excited and it was the first time since school began that he was hurrying me out the door. What a change.
By the time I arrived at the local pool, all the little ones were in their swimmers slapping sunscreen all over their bodies. My son even had his goggles on. Never mind they were fully fogged from the heat and humidity. Eventually they moved them through line by line toward the pool edge . . .