Sorry, wasn't sure where else to post this. I work FT (not by choice). I am trying to source swimming lessons for DS (2). Every single place I've phoned in my local area seems to think that parents don't work and schedule their lessons mid week. Nothing available for his age group after school or on weekends.
Just venting. Yet another thing he misses out on me being involved in ill keep looking, but its not looking great. Does anyone else come across this sort of thing and how so I overcome it?
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17-12-2013 11:03 #1
Frustrated - swimming lessons!
17-12-2013 11:07 #2
I take DD to shapland, and they have early mornings and saturday classes?
(just realised they're QLD only, sorry )
Really hoping you find a saturday class near you
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17-12-2013 11:08 #3
Yep, I have the same problem. I have tried to find Saturday morning dancing, swimming, karate and hockey and only ever find anything at 5.30 weeknights. I finish work at 5.30 so can never manage it. My mum now takes DD to karate on thursday nights, but she has had to miss out on swimming, hockey and dancing completely
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17-12-2013 11:08 #4
We have swimming lessons on a Saturday afternoon so that the dads can be involved too. This group didn't originally exist but the pool was happy to organise it if we had 8 bubs wanting to be involved. Can you see if you can get other mums to participate and if a group can be created for you?
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17-12-2013 11:09 #5
Thanks I just find it frustrating that there seems to be an assumption there and it's not catered for. There's a few more to try but they're getting further and further away
17-12-2013 11:10 #6
That's actually a good idea, ill ask around - my group of friends has quite a varied group in terms of ages. Would they all need to be of similar age?
17-12-2013 11:11 #7
Shelle65 - it just makes me feel like utter crap
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17-12-2013 11:52 #10
Maybe look around. We used to go on Saturday mornings because dh wanted to be involved.
But don't beat yourself up.... My kids were so close together (13 months apart) that I found it really difficult to attend swimming lessons on my own and I used to feel like a bad mum because the logistics of taking two toddlers to classes was sometimes too hard and I felt my kids missed out on a lot of stuff. But then I met a mum of triplets and a mum with 2 sets of twins 18 months apart and realised we all face our own difficulties.
I think that just taking your two yr old in the pool on your own regularly and practising floating, putting face in the water, blowing bubbles, monkeying along the edge and kicking will be just as good as lessons.
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