children swimming


When you go into the fandom having innocence for it like a child. But later losing it when you go too deep and becoming scarred for life of the shit people make. (Or liking it. Hey you do you)

P.S Please children don’t sin

The Talmud also specifies that parents should teach their children how to swim. In the ancient world, where much travel occurred over water, swimming was a necessary survival skill. In modern parlance, this commandment means that parents are required to teach their children whatever self-defense skills are necessary for survival. In her book How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household, writer Blue Greenberg recalls an ugly incident in her neighborhood in which a number of antisemitic teenagers attacked and beat a group of Jewish teenagers. The local rabbi’s response was a sensible one, and entirely consistent with the Talmud’s ruling. “The time has come,” he in effect told the parents, “to teach Jewish kids karate.”
—  Jewish Literacy, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
So I work at the pool.

I teach children how to not drown. In an hour of classes, this is what happened. 

  • children are currently obsessed with dabbing. Rather than keeping their faces out of the water and using their arms to tread, they’d rather dab and sink. So they dabbed. They sank.
  • the epitome of ‘cool’ is to shout Justin Trudeau’s name in the middle of a dab while jumping into the pool. 
  • Justin Trudeau is the coolest person alive, according to this group of third graders. 
  • Huggie time is a thing, even in the water in the middle of the deep end. (You can try to keep them away with head pats but they will swarm you and inadvertently try to sink you.)
  • Calling your schoolteacher mom is also a thing. 
  • Everyone dabs. you can’t stop them. Nothing will stop them.  

I learned a lot about children today. 

Novorossiysk - Russia 

Located on the Black Sea, Novorossiysk is one of the largest sea ports in Russia. The main activity for locals and visitors in Novorossiysk is swimming, sunbathing, diving, and yachting. 

Novorossiysk is warmer than most cities in the area, due to a ring of mountains encircling the city, which help block the cold winds. 

recently in the netherlands two children, both refugees, died in a swimming pool because they couldn’t swim. tragic. they ran away from a war just to die at the bottom of a pool. i can’t even think about it without feeling a lump in my throat. the royal dutch swimming federation wants to make sure this never happens again by offering free swimming lessons to underage refugees. great! right? not if you look at the comments online. lots of people are complaining “why do THEY get it for free, what about dutch families who are struggling and can’t afford swimming lessons!?” followed by a string of racist bullshit. i get it. it’s unfair. truly. but whose fault is that? not the refugees’. let’s face it. we have enough resources to go around. we can easily afford to send ALL children to swimming classes for free but we don’t because… PROFIT. wake the fuck up. stop your racist bullshit and start complaining about the people who are actually responsible.

types of new zealand children

  • you were born on the west coast. black sand and thrashing waters, the kind of dangerous parents warn their children about. you could swim before you could walk, and you can feel the ocean in your bones, a soft ache that will never go away
  • you were born in canterbury. winter is nothing more than a warm embrace to you. your body convulses and shifts endlessly like the land below you, and your whole existence feels on edge. rise and fall
  • you were born in the wetlands. you know rebirth better than any, and yet you still feel trapped. you wake early every morning, and you know just how silent the farm can be. your life is an endless cycle of this knowing and yet you can never do anything but watch
  • you were born in te hiku-o-te-ika. the old gods still live inside of the earth, and you are surrounded by them. tane mahuta stands tall and so do you. breathe in, you exist at the top of aotearoa
  • you were born in the alpine mountains of otago. land of the red earth, isolated village, you are difficult to get to and difficult to understand. you are calmest when the wind is thin and the snow cold. poor child, you will never be able to comprehend your vastness
  • you were born in the cities. there is a disconnect in your identity, and no matter how many times you shift around, you will never feel at home until the hum of traffic has settled under your skin
  • you were born in the king country. war torn kid with too much blood on your knees, in your mouth, on your arms. there’s a rage inside of you that will never go away, but nor will the strength that comes from the bones of the kings in the soil below you
  • you were born in marlborough. the dry season has lasted several years, and you just want to know when everything will feel okay again. soon, i promise you
  • you were born on the volcanic plateau. you will never know where you belong, but that’s okay. nowhere will be able to contain you but the open vastness of the desert road. you are all too much, from lake taupo to mount ruapehu, you are unknowable
  • you were born in the bay of plenty. you have never known hunger, but you know suffering. you are the softest of children, raised on summer warmth and placid rivers that you know better than the back of your hand
  • you were born in heretaunga. you survived a place that wanted you dead. through the floods, the earthquakes, and the droughts, you still stand. you are so much stronger than you know

Precious sharkie! ( ◜◒◝ )♡

Rinrin came just in time for his special day~ He is so adorably adorable and I can’t stop smiling (ෆˊ͈ ु꒳ ूˋ͈ෆ) Sou was really happy to have Rinrin join him and now they are both waiting for Kisumi to come home as well (◍•ᴗ•◍)♡ ✧*。


Small Devotional Acts for Njorðr

Originally posted by unaestheticallyaesthetic

  • Forgive others and make peace with the past.
  • Be kind to small children.
  • Go for a swim.
  • Support eco-friendly fisheries. Better yet, fish for yourself!
  • Take some time to relax and care for yourself.
  • Share saltwater taffy or sea salt caramels with Him.
  • Visit the beach or a lake.
  • Listen to ocean sounds and whale calls.
  • Clean up the shoreline.
  • Make an oil blend that reminds you of the ocean.
  • Work on being more compassionate
  • Explore a streambed and look for treasures you can give to Him.
  • Take showers instead of baths to conserve water.
  • Donate to organizations providing clean water to those who need it.
  • Make seashell candles with old wax to upcycle.
  • Learn about the tides and currents.
  • Make a salt spray for your hair.
  • Push yourself to compromise in disputes.
  • Make a foot scrub and clean your feet.
  • Appreciate the father figures in your life.
  • Watercolor.
  • Teach yourself to tie knots.
  • Set a good example and look out for those younger than you.
  • Accept those whose opinions differ from yours.
  • Collect seashells and driftwood.
  • Keep a bowl of saltwater out for Him.
  • Love others unconditionally and compromise in all aspects of your life.