Monday, September 6, 2010

The Plunge


*Harper, Wendy & Franco


The swimming lessons in Brea are somewhat of a local phenomenon. Parents camp out in line over night to get the time slots they want. I'm not that crazy, I just get up and get there by 5am with a bunch of my mom friends. Wendy's swim teacher, Brett, is amazing. He is the reason I get up and wait in that crazy line that goes all the way down Brea Blvd. We call him "The Baby Whisperer," like the dog whisperer, because of his calm/assertive ways with screaming toddlers. Like all the dogs on the show, by the end of swimming lessons, all the kids are broken in and happily swimming. This was our second year taking lessons from Brett at the Plunge. Last year, we did mommy n' me. But this year I got to watch from the sidelines while my daughter was "broken in" and taught this essential survival skill against her will.




I love the progression from terror to pure enjoyment. It was so depressing ignoring Wendy when she was sobbing for me to help her. I had to hide so she couldn't see me and call out. In the beginning, Harper kept escaping. But by the end, as you can see (if you made it that far into this long video) Wendy can't even wait for it to be her turn and Franco kept giving his mom the cutest thumbs up every time he did something cool.





P.S. vote for Wendy's amazing swim teacher BRETT MURDOCK for Brea City Council!

9 comments:

Melany said...

that was so cute! me and paul were totally laughing the entire time we watched that video. wendy will love seeing that video when she's older. i loved how harper fearlessly jumped off the diving board like no big deal. wendy is such a cute little waterbug!

Shawni said...

That is so awesome!!! Uh...Brett is hot!!! Is he single....lol

ruth said...

La la love it. Good job. I want a copy fer sure.

Shannon said...

SO fun! Brought back all my memories of being so scared of swimming lessons to loving it. That's exactly how I remember it.

Apparently in Utah they don't believe kids should have to do anything that makes them scared or cry, so there is no throwing off the diving board or making them go under water if they don't want to or anything. It makes me crazy. I'm like throw him in! He'll figure it out! Sigh.

Wendy is just the cutest thing ever. I LOVE her swimsuits! You will have to share your secrets of little girl shopping with me soon.

kristyn said...

I was just catching up on blogs and I have to say that those photos of Wendy in the blue dress/red sash are the cutest ever!

Beth said...

I LOVED the video!!! Thanks for sharing! I am glad my new flip camera is getting used! Please make me a copy of all these little videos.

Wendy has the cutest bathing suits! She had a different one on each day.

Brett is an amazing teacher!! He had a busy summer, he has passed the Bar exam, got married and now is running for City Council...All you Brea readers VOTE for BRETT!

Lana said...

Dude, I watched the whole video- it was so stinkin cute! And I agree with Shannon, Wendy has the most adorable little bathing suits ever. Makes me want to get Max some Paul Frank boardshorts or something. And I was impressed with Wendy's water skillzzz by the end of the little video. Go Wendy!

J said...

Super cute. I love that Wendy goes with Harper and Franco!!

Rachel said...

I love the video! So adorable. You need to teach me how to edit video.