Friday, August 13, 2010
Learning to Swim
We have some cool news this week! Allie learned to swim..which is a very big deal. Before this week, she never even wanted to go under water. She was scared that she couldn't hold her breath. She would say, "No, Mommy, I will learn to hold my breath when I am ten." ha.. I don't know why she picks ten, she says things like that..
But, on Monday, she said to me, while we were in the pool, "I am ready to go under, all the way under." And just like that, off she went. And it has been hard to get her up out of the water ever since. She puts up obstacles in the water to practice swimming under.. she is getting very good at it. And, then she advanced to learning how to swim above the water.. Is that the way it works? You learn to swim under water first? What do I know? Not much.
And then yesterday, she wanted to learn about different ways to swim. I showed her the breastroke, the freestyle, and the backstroke. She did her best to copy what I was doing. I am just so proud. Life is about moments like these. I cherish them.