Monday, March 8, 2010

Water Wiggling


From day one, one of the truest descriptors for our first-born (and then particularly in contrast to our second-born) was "wiggly." She has never stopped wiggling, and this is especially pronounced in the water. All inhibitions and obstacles to wiggling are removed, I suppose, and she is free to explore her wiggly nature to its fullest. She thrashes and throws herself at the mercy of the water without a care in the world. Funny, the other thing that's more pronounced is her ability to tune out adults. She's supposed to wait by the wall for her turn. Between the teacher and I, a lot of time is spent saying, "Daphne, back to the wall!" I feel bad the teacher often has to interrupt working with the other kids to go rescue her as she strands herself beyond where she can touch ground. I guess she'll learn fast that way. I tell myself that.

A millisecond of wall time.

Back to the wall!

She does quite well on her back, but forgets to breathe and starts rolling over.
Here goes Daphne in the foreground. In the background, you may remember her enthusiastic teacher from the video from last year's lessons
Perfecting her patented belly-flop

She's getting the hang of it.

1 comment:

Frances said...

So much fun! Thanks, Rosie. Definitely wiggly...