This month has not stopped being a huge month for my son. All of a sudden he's able to get his face wet. He's been in swim since last October & still could not get his face into the water.
This is how he continued to be at the start of August. Now on August 24 he is jumping into the pool, swallowing water, recovering, then jumping back in & today .... he swam half the width of the pool by himself (several times)!
I don't know how to say this w/o sounding rude, but he looks like a 'normal' kid out there now. He doesn't have this irrationality orbiting his self. He looks like he's ready to learn how to swim.
I guess that is why his instructor is moving him up a half level :)
I sat in the bathroom stall & let the tears out. Tears of joy, tears of relief, tears of the long 8 years of getting my boy's face wet.
In less than a month:
~ Ride a bicycle on 2 wheels
~ Tie his shoes (sort of)
~ Try foods at a restaurant (fears gagging in public)
~ Level in swim!
I'm in total awe.
"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."
~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng