Fritz recently harvested his first vegetable from the garden he’s growing with his daddy. A very delicious cucumber!
And he earned a silver star at taekwondo. Kids get to bring in good papers from school. Fritz brought in 7 100% correct pages of 100 multiplication problems. We timed him doing them and the fastest was in less than 3 1/2 minutes!
On top of all that, today was his first ever swim meet and he got 3rd place in backstroke and 5th place in freestyle in his heats. It’s been quite an awesome couple weeks for the middle boy.
This time last year Fritz wouldn’t put his head under water. He took a few weeks of swimming lessons last summer and by the end he was really swimming. He totally fell in love with swimming.
This week swim team practice started. There are four other little boys his age from church on the team, too (nearly his whole Cub Scout troop/primary class).
Fritz is in the group that is learning how to do the strokes properly and gain speed swimming the 25 meters across the pool. He still lets his feet drop when he takes breaths. But he’s improving every day.
Swim team practice is 5 days a week, about 45 minutes each day in the pool, swimming constantly for most of it. After every practice Fritz is exhausted, but he loves swimming more and more each day.