After months of diffidently watching her sister submerge her head under water, Ree has finally taken the plunge. Yesterday, for the first time ever, she willingly jumped into the pool all by herself (over and over). It probably doesn't sound like any big deal to anyone else, but we are so beyond thrilled over here. We were starting to think it wasn't going to happen. I had to order an immediate poolside mojito to celebrate.
Ree has always been a little reticent about the water—loving to play and swim in it for hours, but only as long as she could keep her head relatively dry. Her sister, on the other hand, swims like a rowdy little fish, and is happiest when her head gets totally covered by the water and she can snort and blow like a baby whale. We never made an issue of it, in part because we try and try and try to remember that even though the girls are twins they are still two separate kiddos and, just like any two kids, will learn and develop at different rates. Easy to type, hard to live by, especially when you're a worrier and any little thing that one twin can do and the other one can't is just something new to analyze to death and stress about. (Yeah, I'm working on the not-stressing part.)
Anyhow, the other reason we never made an issue of it, was because we knew if we did little Ree was just stubborn enough to dig her heels in and refuse to ever get in the water again.
Well that's one worry down (and only about three hundred million to go before they're off to college)—whew! Here's is the brave Teeny Mareeny and her splash-happy sister Ro:
And here are a few more pics from our lovely 100+ degree day at the pool. Ahhhhhh.
The girls are wearing their new swimsuits from Osh Kosh, and I'm wearing my new swim cover-up from Target (Like anyone cares what I'm wearing, haha. It's just that I love this light, floaty, ruffly thing and thought you guys might need one too. You can wear it like this or pull it down to your waist, pair it with a nice white blouse and wear it as a kicky ankle-length skirt. Fun!)