When the Princess was 4, on Wednesday afternoons I used to haul her to a private pool for very expensive private one-to-one swimming lessons. She looked technically beautiful as she went along – grenouille, avion, flèche – but, crucially, she wasn’t actually able to swim. She resisted lessons after that initial foray. All last summer I thought that she would get the hang of it but she just didn’t. And then, today when I had no hopes of anything but that nobody would drown in the pool, she started to swim. Just like that. I am pleased.
Well done the Princess. I’m sure your efforts and expense laid the foundation.
I want to make a joke about launching the Princess or cracking champagne over bows but can’t quite think of one. However, congrats!
Well done Princess. Another milestone passed.
Hmm, Dot, I’m afraid that we both know that this is just not true.
QoP, I’ll pass that on to your brother and we’ll see what he can do with it.
C, yes indeedy, next physical milestone to be tackled, removing training wheels from bike. Sigh.