Not a floater
Laurie Cole, our awesome swim teacher and a good friend, says that kids are either sinkers or floaters in the water. Arabella is a floater. We have to give her a little push downward so she can dive to the bottom, even when she is trying hard to get there. Abraham is apparently a sinker. He showed us that today as he fell into the pool during Bella’s lesson at the point the shallow end slides into the deep end.
I watched him go in, then witnessed his arms and legs flailing in vain as he was sinking fast. Of course, my reaction was that of any mother’s and I was immediately in the pool, with no thought of hesitation. Sweet Abe never even cried although he was clearly shaken by the experience and was altogether happy to be on dry land once the fun was over. It’s amazing what can happen in an instant. I can only hope he will learn from his mistake. I know I have – I’ll have dry clothes with me next time :).