So… Clio has now been swimming a few times… once with and me down in South Dartmouth, once with me alone down there, once in a stream in the park in Amherst, and now down in the school pool. She’s not really a big fan of it yet.
She’s also gone kayaking with me a few times, and that’s particularly nice. At first she’s all nervous about falling in the water, and eagerly seeks a way to escape. Then she settles into it, resigned. Finally, she falls asleep, and treats any interruption as a serious breach of etiquette.
She does seem to know what to do when in the water. She’s a strong paddler with her webbed doggie toes, and I’m proud of her for trying. I just hope she gets to the point where she’s willing to stay in the water a while.