Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Little Fish

A couple weeks ago, Mia and I hung out with a friend who has a swimming pool in their backyard. I was curious to see how my girl would react to the water.
She absolutely loved it!
About 5 minutes after she got in the floatie thing, she was laid back lounging totally relaxed.
Traci has a 5 yr old daughter, Jaden, who was also born in Jiangxi like Mia.
She was fascinated. Jaden had her cracking up.
Mia got very brave and figured out if you lean forward in the floatie, water would rush over the mesh part.
She had a blast kicking her feet and splashing. At one point, she put her face down in the water when she leaned too far forward. Her curiosity got the best of her and she did it a couple more times.
I decided to let her figure it out herself and she did...after swallowing just a bit of water. LOL! But next thing we knew, she was putting her mouth in the water and blowing bubbles! I couldn't believe it.
We went to the busy public pool on Saturday. We weren't allowed to bring the floatie so I held her in the pool. The kid has no fear. Just kept kicking and splashing. After awhile, she started to get tired. I laid her back and she got so relaxed I almost had her floating on her own. Completely in the water on her back from her head to her feet. In that moment, I was just so amazed at how much she trusted me. It filled my heart. 

Mia's a natural swimmer. No doubts there. So I guess I'll be looking into swimming lessons sooner rather than later.


China Dreams said...

That's terrific-both her love of swimming and her trust in you. Should be a great summer for you both.


Kayce said...

She's an awful cute little fishy!!

Dori said...

Aww, sounds like you've got a little water baby on your hands! That's so cool how much she seemed to enjoy being in the water. What a fun day at your friend's pool! (And could Mia BE any more adorable in her little pink swimsuit and matching hat?!!)

Aus said...

Yeah - swimming lessons can't start soon enough - helps us parents relax a little!!

hugs - aus and co.

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