Today was our last day of swim class for this session. Kyra has the option of passing from Parent/Child to Level 1, if I think she's mature enough to handle it. The swim instructor's only concern is that Kyra's not all the excited to be without her mommy and in the Level classes, no parents allowed pool side.
-Kyra gets a great boost in this whole swimming process, which I'm all about. The earlier she learns to swim the better. That's one less thing I have to worry over when she's around the water.
-We've had this same swim instructor since Kyra was 7 months old. I've grown to trust her when she takes my child from my hands to teach her a new skill.
-I don't have to hop into that freezing cold "heated" pool.
-I have to leave my little baby's life in someone else's hands and I'm not allowed to supervise.
-I don't get to be the first person to see her learn a new skill. It won't be me to cheer her on the first time she learns to doggie paddle to keep her head above water.
-Kyra's still screaming bloody murder when I leave her with anyone other then my good friend. (Hi, Joelle! Hurry up and come home!)
So what do you guys think? Should I move her up the next go around or keep her in the parent/child class? Am I being the big baby when hesitating to move her up or am I justified by her hysterical screaming fits every time I leave the room?
Now, your turn... tell me your opinions. Go!