Today was one of our favorite days. Just lounge by the pool day. No plans, just relax. Well, while we were there there was a class to learn to be a mermaid. But only swimmers could take the class. Ashton can't swim. So we didn't sign up for the class. However, the owner of the mermaid tails and class saw Ashton and allowed her to join, while wearing her swimmer vest. She couldn't do any of the "underwater" stuff, but they'd modify for her. She was thrilled.
It was a class of 5 girls and Ashton was the youngest. And I think cutest. But I'm biased. They learned to put on and stand on the tails, how to swim, how to turn, then started doing tricks, like go through hoops and swim below and get treasure.
When they scattered the "treasure" for the mermaids to find, Ashton's treasure was on the steps to get. But even then, with the floatees, it was hard for her to get the treasure, she needed a bit of help.
Ashton in her usual style made friends and she loved taking turns showing off their mermaid "tricks".
It was a pretty long class. I stood under the shade, but as I wasn't applying sunscreen every half an hour, I got a bit sun burned. Wish I thought to have brought it with me to class, but I left it on the other side of the pools with our chairs and towels, etc. I didn't know the class would be and hour and a half. I was thinking 30 minutes.
Of course after the class they return the tails. Ashton loved the tail and I caved and bought her her own tail - which she swam in all day!
She make a beautiful mermaid.
She was so fun to watch. We loved swimming around together. It was a great lazy day just hanging by the pool. We need more days like this together.
She makes an amazing mermaid and I hope we can make the most of her tail back home. But it was just to fun to pass up!