Monday, June 15, 2015

She Learned To Swim.


My daughter who has literally screamed for the past ten months every time she has taken a shower, earlier this month finally decided to stop making every shower a battle, and quit screaming. Up until our move to Hong Kong, she had never taken a shower in her life. She was a bathtub girl for the first five years. We tried everything to help her adjust to showers, but it was a no go. She didn't want to have anything to do with them. Until she made up her own mind that she would tolerate them.

The same strong spirit in her, also applied to swimming. Back in South Carolina, we had a pool in our backyard, and every summer, she would splash around in it, but she would never take off her floats and she would never venture to the deep part. Until two weekends ago, when we spent four hours at the public pool next to our home here in Hong Kong. She borrowed her brother's goggles and stuck her face in the water. Then she was sticking her whole head underneath. Five minutes later, she decided to start swimming, and just like that, she was swimming between my husband and I, with absolutely no trepidation. 

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to document the momentous event, because cameras are not allowed near the pool. Instead, I took pictures of signs, because I am one happy Mama to have two swimming children.


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