my 3 year old son wanted to swim so badly and i realized that the entire shallow end was less than 3 feet deep so i carried him out into the water and pried his white knucked fingers off of my arms and unknotted his legs from my waist. i said, 'don't worry, you can touch.'
he looked at me like i had betrayed him and splashed around in a panic until he realized that he could touch the bottom. then he had an amazing time in the pool...all...day...long.
|...my big boy in his life jacket...|