When Vincent was a toddler he loved to swim. He would jump off of the side of the pool and attempt to swim in the water. He loved it! Well, he loved it until he was about 4 years old. Then he was terrified of the water.
I never figured out what made him so scared of the water all of a sudden. It is my guess that we just weren’t around water enough at that age (the twins were born that year and we didn’t see many pools in WA).
I have a firm belief that everyone should know how to swim at some point in their life. I grew up swimming regularly and loved it & I knew that I would want the same for my children. As soon as we moved here to TX I began to think of ways to incorporate water play into our kids lives.
We purchased a 12 foot by 30 inch swimming pool in hopes of getting the kids used to swimming. It did just the trick. All of the kids, including Vincent, love it! In fact, Vincent loves it so much that he is swimming with his face underwater! I can’t even tell you how happy this makes me!
I am so proud of these two kiddos!!