Today young J joined me to watch her sister do Squad Swimming, and we were both treated to the sight of R finally achieving the potential of her amazing kicking combined with strong arm action. I have been on at her about it literally for years, but something at last started her on the right track. The coach at school noticed and challenged her, as the fastest kicker there, to put them together. As soon as she did, she was, as a Grade 5, even beating the Grade 7 boys (much to their disgust).
I was requested to refrain from taking pictures of the swimming, so there will be no more of those.
As a downside, J has been complaining about a back pain that won’t go away so I whipped her to the doctor after collecting Much Better Half from her sister’s place on the way home. The diagnosis was a mild scoliosis in the spine, for which relaxing tablets have been prescribed.
Then R and her mother had to shoot off to where she was performing with the choir, only getting home at about 20h00. While she was away I had to work out how to assist her with her maths homework — some real puzzles that taxed my brain! Such as a Sudoku-like magic number exercise.
A late supper ensued.
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