It’s seeing a lot of activity these days, especially from this duo of 5 year olds. One of them can already explore its depth, while the other explores how far he can swim without his dad’s help.
「いやだ」On day one, Eliyo had a complete distrust of the elements and himself.
「待って」On day two, he warmed up to the idea that swimming wasn’t too horrible even when the pool was deep.
「もういっかい」On day three, he could keep his head under water for a few seconds and liked being thrown around.
「見て、ね」On day four, we had a breakthrough. You should have seen the look on his face when it turned from terror to absolute happiness at being able to swim around on his own with a life jacket.
Today is day five, I plan the retire the life jacket and introduce goggles and arm floaties.