I think tomorrow is going to be his last day of swim. Today he had a total melt down 1/2 an hour before we even left. He couldn't even finish his lunch. I told him he only has one more day (after today) and then mommy and daddy come watch him (they have a parent day every Saturday for a 1/2 hour) and then he is done and he DID IT! Trying to make it sound exciting. I didn't even tell him he was supposed to have another week. But I don't think he will make it. Hubby isn't home today and I know we would have fought over taking him or not. I really didn't want to...but I didn't want to back down either. I am still crying since I got in the car after dropping him off. That just killed me. Please tell me if I am doing the right thing for a (almost) 4 year old to make him finish the week - only one more day. And then I let him 'quit' but not really knowing it and not take him back next week. I am so afraid I am going to have a problem tomorrow if Hubby is here and if he acts like that again. I won't be able to get him there.
Basically I am asking if it would even be worth it for one more day (and then the parent day) or cut my losses after I pick him up today. The teachers say that he is fine during the class, even one of the other kids in class said he is doing great...I am guessing he is much closer to 5 yrs old than 4.
I truly believe that the main thing that sucks for him is that he can't touch the bottom yet. And he says they 'let him sink' and he is very upset about it. I did stick around and hid and watched for a bit yesterday and he seemed to be fine in the pool. He has even stuck his face in and kicked at the same time. And when I picked him up yesterday he was SO happy about that.
Am I pushing him too hard? I have never been a quitter. I was on the field hockey team in college and didn't enjoy it at all (loved it in HS), but I wouldn't quit. I just finished the season and didn't join back up the next year. I am hoping that is what I can instill in my kids. That even though things are tough, you make a commitment and you see it through. And when it's done, you are done and never have to do it again.
Sorry for the long-windedness. I am just venting. And the baby hormones and stressing over his birthday party and today just put me over the top. ugh.
Thanks for listening. And I am feeling much better now having gotten this out.
Please be truthful, but kind. :)