"John, why aren't you practicing what you learned at your swim lesson?"
"Mooooooooooooom, I am!"
"I paid good money for you to learn how to swim - and all you are doing is the doggy paddle!"
"I learned that at my swim lesson!"
"John, you need to practice actual swimming - put to use what you learned"
"well moooom, dad doesn't swim like that!"
"we aren't talking about how your dad swims!!"
Just an afternoon at the pool spent wondering if I'll want to spend good money on teaching my future kids the doggy paddle or if I'd rather them just swim like their dad.