Life Is Better With A Great Pose
Jan06

Life Is Better With A Great Pose

She wouldn’t let me put the swim cap over her ears. She doesn’t let me do a lot of stuff these days. She let the swim teacher do it though. I saw and smiled. She does more for the swim teacher than I could ever get her to do. She’s stubborn with me. She’s five with me. But she has a great pose.…

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Fancy About Swimming
Oct16

Fancy About Swimming

Fancy Roozle is fancy about swim class. And everything. Perhaps it helps her get super brave. Like brave enough to swim half the pool without a life jacket or any help and then jump off the diving board like a total pro. Or maybe she was just ready for all of that and went for it. As she does. The fancy is just to make it more awesome.…

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When She’s Ready
Sep09

When She’s Ready

We’ve tried this before. We tried it when she wasn’t ready. We said “She loves the water!” and tried to convince ourselves that she could do it. Or that she would do it. We knew she wouldn’t. She clung to us in the water. She begged us to stay home. She really just wasn’t ready. Parenting is tricky with a kid like this.…

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When She’s Ready
Aug05

When She’s Ready

She learned to swim this weekend. And by learned I really mean started. Because that’s how it goes with Roozle. She learns in her head long before she actually does things. She waits. She needs to be ready. She needs to be pretty close to perfect. I’ve signed her up for lessons and failed. I’ve encouraged her and failed. So I just wait.…

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In The Water
Apr28

In The Water

She has always loved the water. But only on her terms. Her first time in the pool, she nearly broke my fingers with her tiny toddler fearful squeeze. Even as a baby, she only let us fill the bath a little bit. She wouldn’t let me wash her hair for over a year because one time I got water in her eyes.…

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