At swimming lessons today, it was THE day; as in diving board day. Last year on the first jump his teacher had to drop him in the water. He was given the choice last year and chose not to go a second time. I won't even go in to how terribly the next day went...
BUT that didn't hold true this time.
This time, Ian was looking forward to going off the board. We talked about how it's just like jumping off our stairs (he jumps from the 2nd or 3rd stair down to the floor All. The. Time.) and we talked about how a life jacket works.
This time, he was the first kid to go.
This time, he didn't need his teacher to drop him in; she didn't even get on the board with him.
This time, when the teacher said jump, he did just that.
And this time, he chose to go a second time.
He said it was super fun and can't wait to do it again tomorrow.
I am one proud mama!