Saturday, June 26, 2010

We had our weekly pilgrimage to the pool today. Will's first visit to the pool was when he was 9 months old. (not counting the in-utero visit) I put him down at the edge of the pool and just waited to see what he would do. He crawled right in, never pausing until he was head first in the water. I had to run after him because I wasn't expecting that reaction. Sadly I don't have any pictures from the pool that year, but this was from that summer. Ah, what a cutie.

His fearlessness in the pool disappeared after that. Cousin Lucia took over and became the dare devil putting her head under water, jumping off the side, attempting flips under water, but Will was content to keep his head above. Until today. Lucia was showing me her "new" tricks. Which I'm pretty sure I saw last week and I'm pretty sure were all mostly the same trick, but still cute. I just randomly made a comment to Will that maybe someday he would put his head under water like Lucia. For some reason that was all it took today. Cousin rivalry.

(from last year)

Will just went over, and put his face in the water. Aunt M said he should plug his nose and try it and then he was hooked. Over and over and over again. Then he tried Lucia's goggles and the rest of the time at the pool was spent finding ways to have water splashed in his face and dunking his head, and grinning that it didn't get in his eyes. It was like he invented something he was so proud.

Will inherited my lack of adventure so even though there are kids much younger than him at the pool dunking under water, and it may not seem like a big deal, this mama is extremely proud today! Way to go bug.

Video - cause I couldn't get it to upload on here. And didn't realize I cut it off so quickly, but still, you get the idea.


Marty Wombacher said...

Congratulations to Will for learning the fun of underwaterness! Great video, summer was invented for kids.

Anonymous said...

We have a lake nearbye and Jack and Dyl scare the heck out of me wandering out to the deep end since I cant swim.
Our local pool is the Y. we go.. i swear though at the ammount of moeny we pay each month it's costing us 60 bucks a swim.

Andrea said...

He's so cute! He looks so proud in the video! i agree with Will - I hate dunking my head in a swimming pool without goggles and my nose plugged too.

Swede_Lady said...

He was like a different kid. He was having so much fun and it was contagious.