I’ve always been a little nervous with our girls around the water and the pool. I’m certain that they knew this, too. I wanted and needed them to know how to swim, and well, us teaching them wasn’t really working. I reached out, found somebody that would come to our neighborhood, and within the first day, they were swimming! Talk about impressive. Of course, trying to get it on video with a wiggly, wanting to dive-in 16 month old made it a challenge, but I captured it, I think.
The oldest swimming
I’m a bit crazy when it comes to all things safety and the girls. I want car seats with the best safety ratings. I try to keep up with any of the recent changes or new rules. I keep them in the safest seat they can ride in as long as possible (darn those tall genes from daddy). And, when I was asked what I “give a cup” about, I immediately thought of them and their safety.
And, pool safety was one for me, too. I wanted them to be safe and more important, feel safe and comfortable in the water. Of course, I’m still a super nervous nelly, but now that I know they can swim and get themselves to the edge and out of the pool from water over their heads, I feel a little more confident with them in the pool.
Of course, now it has rained almost every day for the month following them learning their new skills, so we haven’t had much opportunity to practice, but I know that they have it within them and will remember everything Ms. Beth taught them!
What do you “give a cup” about? Family? Friends? Safety?
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