Today, Gage started swim lessons. It has been kind of a hassle for me, but it all worked out in the end so I'm happy. I was up front with the place offering the classes and told them of Gage's limitations. I did this really just wanting to make sure someone more experienced or familiar with his limitations could be his teacher. When I told them, though, they said they first wanted him to have a private lesson to evaluate his ability to be placed in a class, then proceed with classes if he could. That hit me a little wrong, I guess. I completely understand their hesitation and need to make sure all of their students are safe in the water, but still. All of Gage's friends were able to sign up, sight-unseen, and go to class. My irrational sadness about it all wasn't helped by the fact that the girl that we were scheduling with is a busy college student and didn't call me when she said she would. We didn't know until yesterday afternoon that he would even have a lesson today. Classes started today, so if she didn't call, I was afraid Gage would just miss class altogether.
Anyway, enough with my issues. Gage went to his private lesson today, and the instructor told Tony that he'd be fine in a class before she was even done with him. He apparently had a ball, and did what he was asked to do. He'll start class tomorrow morning with a group. He'll have a class Wed-Fri this week, then Mon-Thurs next week. He'll get done just in time for us to leave for Grumpy and Addie's Friday, where I'm sure we'll spend a lot of time in the pool!
So, I missed the whole swim lesson thing today because I went to eat sushi with friends. I can't believe I wasted, what 29 years or so without sushi in my life! I'm so glad Kroger carries it now so I can at least get my fix between outings.