After a super rocky start several weeks ago, involving a fair amount of hysteria, tears, and cajoling, I was pleased to take the above photo this morning of my new hero, Benji, laughing and splashing and swimming completely on his own. There are many things we've tried that have not worked out as planned (i.e. T-ball, gymnastics, even Boy Scouts) due to fading interest or logistical complications, but our all summer long swimming lessons were a big hit and I feel good knowing three out of four of my children could at least stay afloat without panicking if they were to suddenly fall into a large body of water. Ahh...the many rewards of parenting!
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