Tuesday, 13 September 2011


SmallerBean had her first swimming lesson last week and she LOVED it. It was just FAB watching her in the pool with five other Small People, splashing about, having fun and really listening to her teacher. Really making eye contact, taking in what MissusSwimmy ( let's just call her H) was saying and doing her utmost to follow the instructions. It was the first time I've seen or had the opportunity to watch Smaller in action in that sort of situation. She was a good pupil. I was very proud of her. (She was also quite fearless and scared me once or twice, diving down to pick up some stick thing.)

When we were on our way home, she asked endless questions about H, who happens to be a mumma up at SmallBean's school. Question after question. 'Why does H have girls?' 'Why is she a mummy?' 'Does H like swimming?' (Not always the brightest Bean...) 'Why is she going to be at school?' 'Where does H live?' 'Why was H wearing a t-shirt with writing on it?' etc etc. I switched off after a while. Stalking came to mind.

Up at school at pick up (no deer sighted recently) we saw H and Smaller had to go and say hello. And stare and stare. Stalking...?

Back at home at tea time, the marriage subject came up. 'Why do girls have to marry to boys mummy? Why can't girls marry to girls?' 'They can but usually girls marry boys.' 'I'm going to marry H then.'


  1. Awwwwww.

    So glad she likes the lessons though - I have one who is a good pupil and one who spent most of her ballet classes pulling her tutu up around her head. She did get better but concentration is still an issue!

  2. aahhh don't you just love those crushes. my middle one wants to marry a new person nearly every week!

  3. So ace. What a funny lass. Tea? Tea? When shall we have tea?

  4. Bless. sweet swimmy girl crush! Dontcha just love those endless questions?! ;)
    Jacs x

  5. You might as well cut to the chase and sign the kid up to the nearest likely Olympics then!

  6. Really enjoying a bit of an indulgent catch up. So sad I missed your give-away but I have been without internet and phone for 10 weeks - yes, just a wee bit frustrating.....
    K x

  7. Hi there!
    Sorry I have been absent! had a bit of a hectic couple of weeks< just catching up on your blog! So glad the Swimming lessons are a success, such cute questions! These people who are in their little lives for a while are so impotrant to them arn't they? it is indeed like litle crushes.
    Enjoy your week!
    Andrea x