After all of the allergy news in our house lately, I thought this bit of news deserved its own post on its own day.
Mister J swam all by himself yesterday! No pool noodle, not during a lesson, and all on his own. I'd played in the water with the kids for a while, pretending to 'sit' underwater and let my body float up to the top (like my Dad did for me when I was a kid, and it was one of the turning points when I became more comfortable in the water). Then he played with another boy for a while - whose Dad was pretending to be a shark and the boys just loved it.
After a snack break, the kids when back into the water while I sat on the side. A little while later, Mister J called out to me, "Hey, Mom, watch me!" And I watched him swim!
He was so excited to get home and tell Big J - and I was excited for him. It was hard to hold my tongue and not spill the beans myself!
Awesome job, Mister J!
(Hopefully I'll get a photo to put up here one day - but I typically don't take my camera to the pool.)