We spent yesterday at a water park. It was Piper’s first. She had no fear. I kind of wish she’d had a tiny bit. Piper ran to the top of every slide and plunged herself down each tube with no idea of what would meet her at the bottom. She ran under waterfalls and laughed when she fell out of the float on the lazy river. There was no stopping her courage. It was terrifying. I’ve never been more proud.
Piper has been a little reluctant about the whole swimming thing. She’s wanted a float, water wings, and a life jacket. She’s taken swimming lessons and told me that “they just didn’t work.” All that changed yesterday afternoon. Sissy and Piper went into the three foot pool together to “work on” the swimming thing. Piper forgot her reluctance and just took off kicking. And just like that we have a swimmer. Within ten minutes she was diving to the bottom of the pool and racing her sister in laps. Sissy swims like a fish, but Piper wasn’t far behind.
To celebrate, they shared a chocolate milkshake.
Piper showed her true strength and beat her Sissy to the bottom of the cup.