At the end of the summer, I'd do the little slides in the "big pool".
I am so proud of how far LMM came this summer. Until the end of July he was terrified to be in any water over his head, even with a life jacket. He was not confident even in water where he could touch. By the beginning of September, when our pool closed, he would not only go into water where he couldn't touch with a life jacket on, he'd take it off in water where he could touch.
The downside is, he developed a NASTY case of swimmer's ear in mid August...something we battle daily now. He cannot get even a drop of water in his ears without them starting to get infected. He dutifully wears earplugs and an ear band-it to protect them. The other day Snug was taking a bath, I was helping Rosebud, and the next thing I know he was in the tub with Snug with his head under the water "swimming". As I had left him at the table to finish his milk...well lets just say I wasn't prepared to have him swimming. And now he has a fever and headache and earache...which means it is once again back. We'll probably have to take him to the doctor as I've battled this by myself for two days and he's getting sicker. We have medicated ear drops, but we know from the first time that if it gets bad enough we have to do antibiotics. With his previous history we simply cannot take any chances when it comes to his ears. Evidently he didn't get that memo.