Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lucy...Want to go swimming?

There's nothing like watching your little one do something for the first time and really enjoy doing it. For a year, we have tried to get Lucy to enjoy going in the water and she has STUBBORNLY refused, given us dagger looks, snorted in our faces, squirmed out of our arms...It's possible that she's even bitten us before trying to get away.

Well, that has all changed today. We bought her a $10 baby pool from Walmart, with short enough sides for her to jump in and out. At first we had to lift her in, she would stand still for a couple seconds, but jump out. Today, for the first time, she jumped in all by herself! She didn't last long before she jumped out, but then she jumped in again! This time, in the deep end (we placed the pool on an incline so she could stand on dry land inside the pool). So we filled the pool up higher, and she LOVED it!

I felt so proud.


  1. Thanks for sharing about your swimming adventure with your daughter. I miss my kids' being small. Such great memories! :)

  2. LOL, Sorry, I should have mentioned it in the story - Lucy is my puppy! lol, I feel like she's my daughter though:)

  3. I thought you were talking about a child too and was going to sympathise as my son was just the same.

    Years ago I had a cat called William and I used to talk about him so much that my work colleagues thought he was my brother!