Something really exciting happened in our family this weekend.
See this little boy? He loves the pool. He insists on putting his own goggles on every time he gets in the water - even if he doesn't get them on quite right. Because this little boy? He also loves his independence. He's been pursuing it with passionate vigor since the day he was born.
One sunny afternoon this weekend, with lots of loving encouragement from his Daddy, he conquered something he hadn't, up to that moment, been able to conquer before.
He held his breath.
And, let go.
He kicked his feet. Used his arms.
And, glided through the water.
Lifting his head to breathe every time he needed to.
And, this independent little boy? The one who insists on putting on his own goggles, even if they squish down his ears and one side of them fills up with water...
Took one more step in his quest for independence.
Ladies and Gentlemen...
WE HAVE A SWIMMER!