I’m sitting here listening to little man saying things like
- “Let’s go! Big Pool?”
- “safety vest?”
- “Swimmies on?”
- “Mommy jumping in the pool?”
And when I said “You go!” he did! And left my rump right there!
That was a big change. I recently re-opened the pool and getting him into the big pool was akin to bathing a cat. Although he loved to be near it, he was petrified of being in it. Afterall, he was perfectly content with his small pool … until now.
Next thing I knew, he was fully and independently in the big pool. Feet were kicking, hands were splashing and he was saying “SWIMMING?”
And here I thought that weekly lessons were just for my mental health.
I will never give up. I can’t. He’s no longer afraid of the big pool. 😮