August 14, 2012
fritz's first swim
Last week the temperature in our house was 85 degrees by late afternoon. I was in such a rotten mood and so were my boys. Fritz was so tired and restless because he was sweaty while trying to sleep. Finally I had a brilliant idea the other day to put him in a lukewarm bath. As soon as I put him in the water, he started squealing and kicking with delight. I've honestly never seen him so happy. I laid him on his back in only about an inch of water and I swear he thought he was doing the back stroke. I would pull his legs down to the bottom end of the tub and he would move his arms and kick his legs to push off towards the front end of the tub. I did this about 15 times and he was so happy. Watch out Michael Phelps! 23 medals, here comes Fritz Bryant!
We've spent plenty of time at the pool this summer since Fritz was born but I've never taken him in the water for fear that he was too young (have any of you swam with infants?) So, this weekend we mooched off a friend and used their pool. I think it's safe to say that he likes water.