Thursday, June 24, 2010
HE DID IT!!!!
Today at swimming lessons was deep end day, and Ian did GREAT!! We had talked about it last night and he was mad when lessons first started because he wanted to go sit by the deep end, not the shallow (though still over his head) end where they usually sit. In the deep end, he jumped off the side of the pool into the water with no inhibitions. On the board, Jill said, "One, two, three, JUMP!" and Ian just stood there with a look on his face like, "You want me to do what?" But the second time she helped him in and he popped up with a smile on his face.
He's come so far from the first days of swimming lessons when we had tantrums at home about not wanting to go and I had to carry him kicking and screaming to the side of the pool. He refused to get his face wet and spent most of the class crying. Now he spends it splashing, talking to the other kids, and SMILING!