Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Last week, AJ completed her first set of swimming lessons. This is the kid who wouldn't even get her ears wet in the bathtub. The first day was screaming bloody murder, complete with "Daddy, why won't you save me?!" Talk about a knife in the heart. By mid week, she had perfected her stalling tactics. She regulary swallowed a little air and water (please note the ethiopian-bloated belly in video below.) This is a pic of her standing in the grass just before she threw-up.
And then somehow, at the end of the two-week class, she could float on her back for minutes at a time, swim the length of the pool and jump off the diving board and swim to the edge unassisted.
I'm sure kids are learning this stuff everyday, but this was nothing short of a miracle. Bravo, my little fish.