We’ve lived in our lovely home on the river for seven long years, yet this is the first summer I’ve let the kids actually swim in the murky brown water.
Dont’ feel too badly for them–we have a swimming pool in our yard. Besides, not everyone wanted to get into the river anyway. Some were satisfied with just “fishing” and snapping photos.
But three of us were river rats, swimming in and out of piers and between boats, loving the feel of the warm water between their toes.
Umm…and doing the “belly bump” in lifevests. TeeHee!
They learned a few things…
like don’t open your mouth underwater, and don’t swim between boats and the pier (yes, that scream-heard-round-the-world was me).
They also learned…
how to kick back,
and how to enjoy adventures together. These are the moments I live for.