Unplugged Challenge - Hard
This weeks unplugged challenge theme was hard. It was really perfect timing for us. You see LittleA is enrolled in a swimming class. She was so excited to participate and the first week was a decent success. She hopped into the pool with the 5 boys that are in her class. She had a good time. Then the teacher asked her if she would like to try floating on her back - she said no...but she was still happy in the pool. Here is where I potentially screwed everything up.... One the way home I asked her why she didn't give floating on her back a try? She said she just didnt want too. I mentioned that it is ok to try something you might not be good at - and that was part of the reason why she was taking the class. We talked about trying everything at least once during the next session. She agreed and all seemed well. That was until last Wednesday. We arrived at the pool and LittleA was anxious to get in. We waited for the teacher and then she freaked out! She wanted nothing to do with swimming class. By the end I had coaxed her into sitting on the edge of the pool with her feet in - watching the rest of the class swim. I was so very frustrated with the both of us.
LittleA loves the unplugged challenge themes and I thought we could use this one to explore things that are hard to do. I started mentioning things that were hard for me and how I too have to try try again. LittleA mentioned that rocks were hard.....ahhhh yes, true but we are missing the point.
The week has included much discussion about things in life that are tough or hard.
Tim helped LittleA float in our bathtub.
While camping this past weekend we walked to the creek and all threw rocks to see them skip...it was hard to learn and most attempts failed....but we tried and tried again - understanding sometimes it is all about enjoying the moment and not agonizing over the end results.
Come join in the unplugged fun and see what other families have done this week.