I’m a Pisces and while I’ve never felt connected to the sign by the personality traits that are ascribed to the sign (I’m loud and outgoing, super social and a Type A organizer), I have always been a water baby.
I swam through middle and high school, got certified as a lifeguard in my teens, taught swimming for several summers and have adopted triathlon as my sport of choice in the last few years.
I am happiest in the water. Near the water. Listening to the water. Smelling the water. And apparently, I’ve passed that down to Audrey.
The child loves to splash. She gets giddy at bathtime, and now that we’ve opened the pool for the summer, she starts squealing as soon as we put on her swimsuit.
It’s such a joy to me. We took her to the beach this weekend and my brave little baby couldn’t stop grinning — even when the waves smacked her in the face (bad Mommy took her in a little too deep).
And my trouper was an all-star on a boat trip (well, she fell asleep but I figure it was because of the soothing sounds and smells).
So, I’m thinking it’s time to look into infant swim classes, perhaps for next spring/summer. I’ve heard good things about ISR, or infant swim self-rescue but I’d love to hear about your experiences!