While Scott and Walt work on the boat like dogs from dawn till dusk (and beyond), Isla and I have fallen into a nice little routine. We begin our day around 7am, have breakfast with the boys (we're on mushy "solids" now), play a bit and then Isla goes down for her first nap at 9am. By 11am she's up an at 'em again and (weather permitting) we take a nice long walk down Las Olas Boulevard or to the beach. We come back, have lunch, play some more and then, around 1pm Isla goes down for nap numero dos. She wakes from that nap around 2:30, we visit daddy on the boat and then it's pool time. We looooove our pool time. Then we take a bath, play some more with our blocks and toys ("toys" being a loose term because some do not consider an empty bag of chips a toy, but Isla does), and between 6 and 7pm it's lights out and mama gets herself a beer.
Yeah. It's a rough life, I know. I realize that those of you who hated me before probably hate me more now. Sorry.
Back to the pool time though. I'm doing serious work there! I'm trying to get Isla comfortable in the water so that learning to swim is easier. Did some 'net surfing and found out about one program that actually teaches babies to swim, er...float, rather. It's called ISR or Infant Swim Resource. As in all things "child rearing" it wouldn't be legit if there wasn't a little controversy around it (i.e. it's cruel, creates anxiety, counter-productive..etc) but this video (albeit kind of creepy in a "that baby is floating" kind of way) is pretty convincing. Thoughts? Experience?