The pool we were at this weekend had a big slide and low and high dives. Claire, a bit scared, went on the slide and loved it. Then, she determined she would jump off the low dive and had a blast. The next day, after a morning hike, she informed the family that she was going to jump off the high dive. Her big sister freaked out and said that she couldn't watch--she was too scared. My husband even tried to dissuade Claire. I finally interjected and said that I thought she could and would do it if she wanted. I didn't want my husband to talk her out of it. I heard the determination in her little voice.
When we got to the pool, she went over to the high dive and climbed up with a smile on her face the entire time. There was no fear as she walked to the end of the dive and jumped in. Of course, once big sister saw that, she got the courage to jump, too!
My baby is growing up!