I was recently given a pass for two free swimming sessions at a local pool, so I took the opportunity to get the kids some swimsuits and introduce them to something bigger than our bathtub. Unfortunately, the pool close to our house was in a fancy fitness club, and we were a bit of a spectacle among the super-fit members there . . . as well as those doing lap after lap of the butterfly in the pool. The pool didn’t have any shallow areas, so I just carried the kids in my arms down the length of the pool and back, over and over again, and gave Katherine a chance to practice kicking a bit. Although I felt highly conspicuous, both kids were good and we had a good time. We’ll see if I have the nerve to go back for a second session!