Wednesday, June 24, 2009


When Re-Pete was small she hated dirt. She would protest every time you put her in the grass. It was dirty. And she didn't like water either. Bath time was not much fun, either, after her second birthday. And it took a couple of years to get her on the steps of a pool, she wanted nothing to do with the deep end. Last year she would play on the steps or cling to you as if you were her last hope.

I despaired that she would ever learn to swim....

Until yesterday.

We went swimming at a friend's house. We came prepared with sunscreen and water wings.
First, she jumped off the steps with her water wings on, but it wasn't long before she was jumping off the side of the pool sans water wings. Going completely under water and every thing. She even swam a bit under water.

Color me speechless.

What a difference a year makes, eh?

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