Wednesday, July 21, 2010

They Swim Among Us

In my former life as a professional, I crossed paths with some pretty important people.  I'm not saying this to brag, I just wanted to get it out there before I tell you my story about swimming class this week.

In my current life as a Mom, I don't really cross paths with anyone of "note."  But this week was different.  The babe, the little guy and I were the first ones by the pool for swimming lessons.  We were standing there and counting the stars and stripes on the big American flag over-hanging the pool when a few men, an older woman, a medium aged woman, and a girl walked by.  We all nodded and said hello as they walked past us. I didn't really think much of it.  Obviously the girl was just having a private swimming lesson.  And perhaps the others were with the swim club.  Anyway...

The babe's classmates arrived and they all got in the pool.  The other parents and I went back up to the lobby level to watch the class.  That's when the Mom next to me questioned why those other folks got to stay down by the pool.  "Just because she's the daughter of the President," the Mom said.  Holy Cow!!!!  "Did I hear her right?" I thought to myself.  And indeed, after taking off my Mommy Goggles, and upon further inspection, I realized that it was Sasha Obama and her Grandmother, along with several undercover secret service agents.

When I told the babe who she had had a swim class next to, she couldn't really have cared less and moved onto the next subject.  I suppose I was the only one who thought it was super cool that my daughter "kinda" took swimming lessons with the President's daughter (even though Sasha was in the bigger pool next to ours.)  I suppose I chose a good swim school after all!

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Wow, that's crazy!!!