Yesterday was a day spent at the village pool with friends and very young grandchildren..3 girls all under 5 years old. It was exhausting but so much fun.
We were fortunately able to spend time on both Saturday and Sunday watching our granddaughter get back into the “swim” of things.
At 3 1/2 years old, she is totally comfortable in the baby pool…playing with water toys and of course having squirt and splash contests with us and who ever else will join in the fun.
However, the “big” pool is a challenge which requires some serious trust that we will not let go of her even with the promise that her “water wings” will keep her afloat….unlike last year there was no screaming and clinging to us for protection …there was just understanding that we would not let go of her until she was ready.
Surprisingly, it did not take long for her to want to be on her own…of course…with us nearby.
I am always amazed at growth and development even after so many years of working with children…they are so predictable and yet so unpredictable all at the same time. I love it.
Strides were definitely made in the swimming effort this weekend…”staying afloat” in a pool full of mostly strangers definitely takes on many meanings.
Have a happy Monday…