Monday, May 11, 2009

swimming to Savannah

This is Sophie and her swim teacher, Teacher Dave. Sophie trusts teacher Dave, a complete stranger, large and hairy and clad only in little swim trunks, entirely, he tells her to cliff dive to the bottom of the pool, wrestle an octopus and return to the side and she does. He tells her to lay back and she will float and she believes him. I told her to lay back and relax and she acts like the four years on the planet and the nine months of womb rental were merely a prelude to this moment where I was waiting to plunge her to the depths of the YMCA pool. Not very flattering. She sees me as something like Jeffrey Daumer, home for a weekend pass. But she is doing very well swimming despite the fact that she swims upright. Her entire little bikini clad body is completely vertical while she bobs along. But she is not scared.


  1. swimmer mom, eh? got a sticker for the car? ;) joking...i hate when people call me soccer mom. i miss you ladies, and laughed of course when i read this. he is hairy, and big. i'm glad she's enjoying it!

  2. she is so pretty in the second photo! she looks so happy
    The last photo is one for the scrapbook!

  3. Sweet sophie reminds me of the little girl in Little miss sunshine. She's the happiest girl I know! I have some more dress ups for her...a purple outfit that will make her look like a stripper or something out of a bad "pussy cat dolls" video! She however will LOVE it and that is what I care about!
    Love to you ..CAssie

  4. We are slowly shaping her into a tiny stripper, most of the clothes she picks look like they were once owned by zha zha gabor. Anything with marabou trim will do We're hoping she returns to her first love the costa nostra. Valerie