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The she started to get a little too confident. It was like wrestling a crocodile trying to get her to do what she was supposed to. When we had our ten minutes without arm bands we had a real battle of wills as she was convinced that she could swim and didn't need me to hold her. A few weeks ago, the swimming teacher tool pity on me and said that they would find a session for her to start lessons on her own as she was clearly ready and although a bit young, she was confident that the time had come.
A was over the moon. She kept telling me (over and over) that she didn't need me any more and the two week wait until her first lesson seemed like a very very long time. She went into the pool on her own wearing her goggles and arm bands. She sat patiently on the side waiting her turn. She listened and did everything she was told. And she swam her little socks off from one side of the pool to the other.
It was incredible. It was certainly a very proud mummy moment and even the teacher said how amazing she had been as the other two children in the group are older than her and she did just as well as them, if not better.
She came out of the pool with the hugest of smiles on her cheeky face and told me; "See mummy, I told you I didn't need you any more!" Well until she needed carrying out of the car as she had fallen fast asleep after the exhaustion of the lesson that is.