We are in our second year attending a pool near our neighborhood. We joined as members and are pretty excited about the year-round access to the tennis courts. But it’s officially summer (even though school doesn’t end until Thursday) and that means we’re swimming A LOT. Our new pool is a super social space for both kids. A lot of their school friends swim there and I don’t have to keep them occupied. They’re growing up and getting to a point where they don’t even swim much together because they have their own little social swimming circles.
The funny thing is, I haven’t even thought about the challenge pool times presents to us at times… New kids and adults mean more questions and potential staring and pointing for Jordan. For some reason, this concern didn’t even pop into my mind this year. It’s our second summer at this pool. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t new members. I guess we just eased into the season so well, it didn’t pop into my head.
But it popped into Jordan’s head. I told her one of our Born Just Right families told me her son is doing a great job explaining his limb different at the pool. We were talking about that when Jordan mentioned how no one has asked her questions at the pool yet.
“They must be scared to ask.”
I asked her why she thinks people are scared to ask. Jordan says it’s because there’s usually someone with a question. So whoever that person is, he or she is too scared. I gave her an alternate reason. What if she’s so comfortable playing at the pool and swimming around, none of the kids feel the need to ask questions. She’s doing great. She’s having fun. She’s showing them how a limb difference can’t stop you from hanging out at the pool.
Maybe it’s a little bit of both. I don’t know. I hope I’m correct.
Either way, we’re having a lot of fun at the pool. No questions. No pointing. No staring. Just fun.