Because I am a joiner. I just signed Darwin up for “aquababies.” I have no idea what aquababies is, but some lady at the park on Friday said that registration begins at 5am Monday, and it’s hard to get into, so of course I had to try. I don’t even like swimming myself, or going to the pool, or the beach, so I don’t really know why I signed up to get Drwin involved, but I just thought that if everyone liked it so much, maybe I would, too. And who knows, maybe I will. But right now I feel quite silly. And I have so many questions — what kind of diaper does a baby wear when said baby goes swimming? Is chlorine bad for a tender baby’s skin? How much videotape footage do we need of Darwin swimming? Why in the world did I sign up for this class?
And, speaking of joining – who is this Jodi Picoult, and should I be reading her books? I have seen about 7 people in the last 3 days on the el with books by her. Am I missing something? They do not look like good books at all, judging the book by its cover, and I must admit I get a guilty twinge of superiority when I pull out my William Faulkner. But maybe there’s something to these airbrushed, misty covers and gold-leaf lettering.
I think I will only get peer-pressured into one thing this week, however, and stick with William Faulkner. I can read it at the pool while Darwin swims laps.