Monday, June 21, 2010

What's In a Name?

Clare started swim lessons this week. We were waiting for her first class, and Clare was a little bit nervous, but holding it together really well. She kept asking if it was time for her to go, and I told her that she would go when they called her name.

Understandably, Sydney and Jane were curious if they would be going to swim lessons also. Sydney, in particular, wanted to go. I told them that they would get to go when they are three. So then, Sydney's curiousity turned to when it was time for Clare to go. Again, I told them that Clare would go when they called her name.

After a few more minutes, the teacher comes in and begins calling names. Finally, we hear "Clare," and Clare cautiously walks off. A few names later, we hear "Sydney." My Sydney's eyes lit up!

Unfortunately, I had to break the news to her that another little girl named Sydney got to go this year. Thankfully, she seemed OK with this and was really fine when Deedee offered to take her outside for a walk.

Poor girl....she was so ready. Next year, sweetie, next year.

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