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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Lily learned to enjoy the water last year

hardly ever did I hear her scream or shriek in fear

as in years past.

She bobbed like an apple in the water

stretching her neck as far as she could in order to keep her face dry.

I didn't do swim lessons or try to push her in any way.

I wanted her to know that the water is fun.

This year she is like a new kid.

It may be that she is much taller.

It might be that she is older.

Who knows.

Lily and I have been discussing putting her face in the bath for quite some time.

She has been plugging her nose and then dipping her chin in.

Then she says I'm just not ready yet mommy.

I tell her it is okay we can wait.

Today she decided I will not wait a minute longer.

It was quite simply the cutest thing I have ever seen!

She would plug her nose and throw her head back as far as she could

and count 1, 2, 3.

and scrunch her eyes as tightly closed as possible and then bend her knees.

At first only her nose made it in.

Then slowly she made it further and further

until even her eyebrows were under.

She was so very proud of herself

and she made me one proud mama.

I love when she conquers her fears!

1 comment:

annette said...

That day was the most darling day my eyes have ever seen. She is learning so much and has a sense of pride
About herself. Great job parents!