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the eric update - day 1483: suddenly into swimming. without mamma or poppi.

odin has always enjoyed running around in knee or ankle deep water, but has never really liked taking a dip in water above his waist unless he was being held by an adult.

in preparation for his upcoming swimming lessons where he'll have to learn to get in water without his mamma and poppi, we've been talking with him about trying to muster the courage to take the plunge.

at first he was pretty skeptical that it was something that he'd like to do, but after a few days he agreed that it might be fun now that he was getting to be such a big boy.

so, after sitting on the edge of grandmas pool, watching his bigger cousins play in the water he said he thought he might be ready. that he might be brave enough.

of course, after just a few hours of practicing, he was doing the doggie paddle and floating on his back and swimming from one side of the pool to the other.

all without any help from his proud, if slightly sad, parents ;-(

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7/25/2008 09:39:00 PM 1 comments


Onward/Upward seems to be Odin's motto! Bravo.

By Blogger esta1923, at 3:49 PM  

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