Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Little Mermaid

How do you teach your kids to swim? Are they naturals? Do they like water? Do they need convincing to enter a swimming pool? Do they complain with the floaters? WHat was it like the first time they attempted swimming? And what was it like the first time they were successful in their attempt at swimming? Tell me your story, here is mine...

The Little Girl was excited, she knew Papi today was taking her to the  swimming pool. Poor Papi, he forgot the swimming floaters, the Little Girl Girl add to remind Papi. But Papi smiled, "Today you don't need the floaters".
"Why?", asked the Little Girl.
"You will see Little Girl!", answered Papi.
They arrived at the swimming pool, it was a different swimming pool, not the usual they came to.
"Papi, this is different!"
"Yes it is", answered the smiling Papi.
The Little girl saw a big swimming pool with many kids playing around. No kids were using floaters. They all had their little heads above water for a little bit to just dive the next minute.
The Little Girl entered with Papi into the swimming pool.
Papi held her hand, the water was different, it was harder. The Little Girl was floating.
"Papi, I am floating without the floaters!", shouted excitedly the Little Girl.
Soon the Little Girl started copying the other Kids. She dove into the water...
"Papi, I am a mermaid".
And the Little Mermaid swam in the pool. She was like a wild animal being freed into the wilderness. She felt as if she belonged in that small swimming pool her entire life.
Papi shed a salty tear, her Little Girl was now a lovely Little Mermaid.
The other parents shared tears of joy.
It was the tears of the parents that filled this magic swimming pool where all of them came to teach their children how to become mermaids.