Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Water Girl

Flannery has lately been singing a new song she made up.  It goes something like this:

"I'm a water girl
I'm a water girl
Every every day
in the water girl"

And it's true!  We've been swimming every day the weather was semi-cooperative this week.  It's been wonderful! 

It's amazing the difference in Flanna's confidence level in the water since last year!  She's like a little fish this year!  When she was swimming at the pool with "just floaties" for the first time, she kept saying, "I can do this!  I'm swimming!" over and over.  A few moms nearby flashed me little grins because she was just so adorably cute and proud of herself. 

There's just nothing like being a witness to pure joy. 

How did you learn to swim as a kid?  I just remember freezing constantly at pools!  And loving warm towels in the sun!

1 comment:

  1. Because you were so incredibly thin. You were one skinny kid!
    When I was a kid our neighborhood had a pool, pretty big with a life guard. We walked there, swam and walked home. It's amazing how far from home we were allowed to go by ourselves. No way in this world I would have let you and your sister go that far without me.