Wednesday, June 6, 2007

We're gonna need a bigger boat...

Somebody call the local new media!! It turns out that my daughter is a mermaid!! This came as a complete surprise, since she hasn't shown any tell-tale characteristics of this elusive species. She has feet instead of tail fins. She has been living on land for two+ years and hasn't suffocated without water. And she likes to eat seafood (a mermaid who eats fish is kind of cannaballistic, right?).

I made this amazing discovery yesterday, during our first swimming lessons of the summer. Peanut took swimming lessons last year, and seemed to enjoy it well enough. She liked swimming at Bubba and Gayle's house, and also enjoys using the bath tub as a miniature swimming pool.

Well, if she enjoyed them last year, she's positively fanatic about them this year. After the class sang and swam to "the Wheels on the Bus", "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes", "Motor Boat, Motor Boat", and "If You're Happy and You Know it", Peanut spent most of the remaining time trying to swim away from me. She was very excited about putting her face in the water, and quickly progressed to wanting to get her entire head underwater.

This screams mermaid, right? Or maybe she's so embarrassed (already) to be seen with her father in a swimsuit that she's trying to drown herself to avoid humiliation. Either way, we had a blast.


jen said...

Does this mean I'm in touble on swim-class duty tomorrow as I don't have fins?!

The Mrs. said...

How fun! Perhaps Peanut can share the joys of swim lessons (as I'm a little concerned Shortcake will be less than thrilled when her turns comes up in July) and Shortcake can explain the wonder that is wearing big girl pants. I'd say it would be an fair trade off.