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Tuesdaily with swim lesson number 1.

That could have gone better, but it also could have gone a lot worse.

Things started optimistically - I went into the hot tub, Guppy went into the water with her instructor, and seemed inclined to do as she was told, float by herself, jump in as long as there were hands on her. Then she started to get restless, tried to leave the pool altogether, had to be corralled and returned by a lap swimmer, and I came and hung out with the class for the rest of the time while she whined to get out. "I'm done!" The instructor has definitely handled this a time or three, and was very understanding. "The important thing is to persevere," she told me. "At least she isn't a screamer."

And I'm sure she's right, that Guppy will get used to it in no time, just like she says.

We will persevere.

Lots of art to work on today, and swimming has made Guppy conk right out for her nap, so I'm about off to do that. Spent a little time investigating fulfillment by Amazon (which has intriguing possibilities), and also thinking about the reprints of Dotminatrix. It is only 18 pages, most of them are now 20. I also want to give it a color cover, but black and white is cheaper. But I'm not going to be charging any less because I am So. Over. That, so it seems like cheating to save money. And if I'm going to do another edition by changing the cover, maybe I should add 2 more pages and make it an official new edition. Would old customers feel cheated? What if I offered them pdf copies of those new pieces? (They wouldn't be NEW new pieces, just not-included-in-other-coloring-book new pieces. Possibly two that were cut from the 26-page Kickstarter edition of Fantastrix? I can't decide...)

Oh, and Amazon customer service was amazing to work with this morning, and all of my coloring books should get sorted into more accurate categories in short order. Coloring books for grown-ups was not an option when I created my original listings. *shakes cane*



Do all children sort their spaghetti?

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Jenny Heidewald
Jun. 2nd, 2015 11:20 pm (UTC)
You probably sorted your spaghetti when you were little. :D

I'd be a screamer in the water *haha!* Good to get her swimming so young.

Coloring book: Yes, maybe a fund raiser, where at a certain level you get either PDFs of the coloring pages that are now included but weren't before or an option for a prints of said pages, that one could color?

Yay for Amazon sorting into more accurate categories!

ellenmillion
Jun. 3rd, 2015 10:49 pm (UTC)
It's now become a running joke in our house that I probably sorted my spaghetti as a child. THANKS. :P

I found an old, OLD disc of art today and found exactly the right pictures to pad out Dotminatrix. :) :)
kelkyag
Jun. 3rd, 2015 05:17 am (UTC)
Many small children have Opinions about food and how it is presented. They'll probably change, repeatedly.

Woot, learning to swim!

Why would previous customers feel cheated by a new version of Dotminatrix?
ellenmillion
Jun. 3rd, 2015 11:01 pm (UTC)
Because they paid the same amount for a coloring book with (I was wrong, actually!) four fewer pages and a black and white cover. All the new customers will be getting a better deal. That's my fear, anyway!
kelkyag
Jun. 4th, 2015 06:00 am (UTC)
Sometimes prices go down. We got our coloring books earlier. I think it's okay.
ellettra
Jun. 3rd, 2015 10:39 pm (UTC)
That's so cool that you're starting her in a swim class so young! My parents waited until I was... I don't know, probably 10, and I hated it and to this day I can keep myself afloat, but I am no strong swimmer by any means.

And I don't know about all children, but the Gups is sure cute sorting her sketti.
ellenmillion
Jun. 3rd, 2015 11:02 pm (UTC)
I tried her with swimming at about 6 months. It was a DISASTER. This is going much more smoothly.
ellettra
Jun. 4th, 2015 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad! It's undoubtedly a wildly WILDLY different experience than mine.
dormantdrake
Jun. 9th, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'm getting a huge kick out of this Spaghetti Sorter pic. Looks like something I might have done as a child! :D
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