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Swimming Lesson Success

Today we tried something new, and I was probably more of a nervous wreck than my daughter was. Trying new things can go one of two ways: she loves it and never wants to leave or she has a huge meltdown. I decided we would take a risk and just jump in.

I signed Lyla up for swimming lessons because she really was getting in to playing in the water this past summer. Most Saturdays we haven’t been able to get the bathing suit on her without some defiance and a meltdown but today we got it on. And we made it to the swimming pool. The big scary swimming pool. I walked in and immediately slapped myself because I must be crazy taking my child with ASD/ADHD to the pool.

Talk about sensory overload.

Needless to say, she loved it. Every single second of it. She hopped right in with no problems and her favourite part was blowing bubbles in the water. At the end they walked to the hot tub to warm up and she waved at me as she walked past, and I have to admit that pulled at mama heart! 😭

This sweet girl has my whole entire heart. How does such a tiny human carry so much love? On our worst days I’m consistently reminded of her sweet nature and how it just isn’t her fault. I love this little girl so much.

Never be afraid to try something new with your kids.

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Congratulations!!! We’ve had challenges getting my son to learn to swim - so in my book, you have a BIG win, there! 😊

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that's great! Thanks for sharing.

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That is so awesome! My son has always loved being in water, so he has lessons back in January (indoor pool). It’s great when you can find something they enjoy that also gets them active.

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What a cutie! Congratulations to you both 💙

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Congratulations, glad she loved it. Thanks for sharing.

We have a pool. Kianna loves to swim she basically taught herself to swim with very little help from mom & dad. My problem is getting her to take shower or a bath.

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