In early October, FG’s physical education class started swimming classes. The first class involved dividing the children into those who could swim and those who couldn’t. One of FG’s girlfriends decided to “dumb her swimming down” in order to stay in the shallow end with a boy she likes. If you’re anything like me, you’re thinking “Isn’t it a little early for that?”
Well, after a few classes in the shallow end, being bored out of her mind and a waning interest in the boy, FG’s friend decided to request going to the deep end where the other kids were diving and learning different strokes. Thankfully, the teacher said “no” leaving the girl to endure another few weeks in the shallow, boring end.
I can’t remember ever playing dumb for a boy and as a witness to what her friend went through, FG has learned a great lesson ~ it’ll be a long time (hopefully never) before she’ll even consider dumbing herself down for a boy.