I have been a competitive swimmer since I was about 4 years old. Basically, swimming is in my blood and the life-skill of swimming is something that I deeply value. I am first time parent to an adorable baby boy who is almost 6 months old. Now that he is almost 6 months old I am ready to sign him up for a Parent-N-Me class. My excitement for him to get into the pool is off the charts! I mean…I cannot wait to see that little guy in the water! However, I have to admit that I am a little nervous. What if he doesn’t like it? What if he cries the whole class? What if the class time I picked is going to be when he is too sleepy and has a royal meltdown?
Most of us can’t wait to be a mom and experience all the wonderful things that come with it, but what we don’t think about is all the challenges that come with this amazing role. As a younger mom, I had my first little one at age 25 and I thought “I’m young, I can do this,” but what I came to find out very quickly was that I needed help and I needed help in a lot of ways.