The Mum – harassed mum-of-three. Aims to sail seraphically through the weekly swimming experience. Never does.
Son 1 – at 6 years old, takes his responsibilities as oldest brother very seriously. In fact, is by far the most ‘together’ member of the whole team. Mostly seen sighing with exasperation and telling everyone to ‘hurry up!’
Son 2 – 4 years old. Easily distracted from the task in hand. Whatever the task. Mostly to be seen leaving his swimming bag on the driveway where he stopped on the way to the car to examine a stone.
The baby – usually laid-back, but this weekly excursion pushes him to the limits of his endurance.
Now over to our commentators Bill and Bob as they talk us through the weekly Swimming Run:
Bill: ”You join us in the car park outside the pool. It’s 4.28 and the boys’ lessons are due to start any minute. We had expected to have seen our team arrive before now but so far, there’s been no sign. What do you suppose has happened to them Bob?”
Bob: ”Well, I’m not entirely sure but, between you and me, Mum’s time keeping is not exactly great… ”