One day seemingly outta the blue she decided she just wasn’t that into swimming and actually grew a little afraid. At swimming lessons she’d just refuse to try new things. Over the weekend we headed to have dinner and a swim with family and Harlow asked if she could bring her mermaid to swim. At first I said no, because it’s just more thing for me to carry home (because that’s how these things always go, Mom carries everything) but instead I went with it. They had a blast, swimming. Basically Harlow just tossed her around and watched her bob and float along the water, but still! The kids call Chris a Merman when we swim, cause he swims like a dolphin (jumps and flips included). This morning we started a new swimming session, last one of the summer. I was a little nervous, mostly because I wasn’t sure if she’d be into it and if she would still be reluctant to try new things in the water. At first she was iffy, but I could tell her shell had cracked a bit – she was much more into it. After the class I told her what a great job she had done and how I loved that she tried, she said: “did you see, I unleashed the mermaid?!”. The whole way home she talked about how she couldn’t wait to swim like a mermaid in class tomorrow, moral of the story: never under-estimate the power of a mermaid or merman (dad).
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