My promise to try harder!
I try hard to listen to all of the things that Munchkin dreams of doing. All of the things she tells me she would really like to do during the school holidays, or at the weekend.
And now for the great big elephant in the room ...
... So why has she never been swimming?
Well, mainly because I have never taken her. I have been locked in a personal inner battle with myself for years now, and I have let it defeat me to the point of my children missing out on something so simple. They have lost the opportunity to take part in something that to many is part of everyday life, but to me has always been something we will do "in the next week or two". I have allowed my personal issues and low self esteem about my physical appearance affect the kids.
And this is my big Mummy Fail!
But this is all going to change. Before Munchkin starts school in September, she WILL have picked out a new swimming costume, packed a bag with her towel, goggles and floats and experienced the swimming pool. She wants to go so much, and so I need to let go of the demons that have clung to me for all these years for her sake, and I will! I've made her a promise!
So to seal that promise, as it were, we have sat down together to pick out some new swimming gear. That way, "yes" will definitely have to mean "yes", or I will be letting her down all over again!
Ok, so a swimming trip will be much more tricky now that it would have been a couple of years ago, as instead of it being an activity involving just me and Munch, we have Beastie Boo and Plum to consider too. So we thought it best to make sure we kit all 3 of them out in lovely new swimwear for their upcoming adventure!
And where better to look ...?
Splash About has a really gorgeous selection of swimwear and accessories that would be just perfect for this little lot!
I can see this getting expensive!
First for Munchkin's 'shopping list'!
Next for Beastie Boo ...
... And finally for Baby Plum ...
They sure will be the talk of the pool, strutting their stuff in this lot.
I love the way their swim outfits can be coordinated so perfectly. Also the fact that their Happy Nappy claims to be the BEST reusable swim nappy on the market, and recommended by all major swim schools! This has always been a concern of mine when thinking about venturing into the pool with the younger ones. No one wants any nasty accidents in the pool, do they?!
So Munchkin, this is my promise to you. And you can hold me to this one!
I WILL take you swimming before the Summer is out. I won't let you suffer my personal insecurities any longer!