There is something amazing about watching a child learn a new skill. Teaching kids to swim is the most fun ever, in my opinion...outside of helping them learn to walk!
Recently, Autumn has been making great strides in learning to swim without her floaties. She is fearless and can swim about 5-6 feet before she starts sinking. I was worried that she'd pass up Scarlett before too long.
So, on Friday, I urged Scarlett to take off her floaties and try to swim without them.
I said, "Scarlett, just trust me."
She looked me right in the eyes and said, so seriously, "Ok, Mom, I TRUST you."
She took off her floaties and took off like a fish swimming all over the deep end. Judging from her endurance level, she has been able to swim for quite some time! Trust, indeed!
We had a "family party" that night to celebrate her accomplishment and the fact that we are all floaty-free. We made a yummy dessert and ate a special dinner together and gave three cheers (hip-hip-hoorays!) for our little swimmers.
It's fun to stop and celebrate the little achievements of life together and to recognize the milestones as they pass.