Last summer our community got a new water park/community pool. This week we actually went there twice … which is two more times than we went the entire summer last year!
A lot of our not going last summer was due to Miriam’s crazy water phobia that really started in March of 2010 when we forced her into a kiddie pool at a hotel where we were staying over Spring Break … Baths and water were treated cautiously ever since – and the fear was exaggerated by grandma’s huge garden tub (with jacuzzi jets) that Miriam hated this past March while she spent a week with Dan and his parents while I was in Germany …
However, in this last week, Miriam has made amazing progress with her anxiety about all things water. She’s slid down water slides all by herself … and got so bold as to walk towards the deep end alone as well. Almost too bold! Makes Momma nervous – but thankfully a friend and life guards were watching out for her too.
Apparently, she is taking after her water-loving siblings after all! We don’t often get opportunities to swim – but they love it when we do: