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Remember the mention in yesterday's post about the package full of swimming stuff? Laurel immediately latched onto the mask and snorkel. She tried to wear it while eating dinner, wore it in the car (clever, if you've ever ridden in the back seat of a convertible with the top open at highway speeds), and asked for it first thing in the morning. This afternoon she discovered how much fun it is in conjunction with -- drum roll please -- the water table.

Snorkeling in the water table

After she naps, we're going to take her new swim toys over to the pool.

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lil_sass
Sep. 24th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)
That is so snarkin adorable. She's such a sweetheart.
vogonpoet
Sep. 24th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)
LOL She can be, but she's also a lot like GIR from Invader Zim. Complete with the random rolling on the floor for no apparent reason, while screaming at the top of her lungs, then, in a single smooth motion and without warning getting up and start doing somersaults while going "Ping, ping, ping, boing, boing, boing, ping, ping, ping..."

However, we haven't yet gotten her to say, "Let's make biscuits."
lil_sass
Sep. 24th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)
Ahhh...the joys.

She's a sweetheart *in* the picture!?!
may_lyn
Sep. 24th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC)
my lord, that reminds me so much of son when he was a tot. the bouncing around, uber short attention span...unless it comes to destruction. i used the restroom once, came back and he had dismantled part of his bedroom wall and floor cause he was curious as to what was behind it. he got thru the insulation....*groans* he was an expensive little tyke.
oddharmonic
Sep. 24th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)
I was a dismantler too. One of Dad's favorite stories to tell people about me is about the time he left a screwdriver on the dresser in the bedroom while my sister and I were napping. When he came in to wake us up afterward, the doorknob came off in his hand because I'd taken it off from the other side.

He calls Laurel 'Destructo' because of all the things she's taken apart or broken.
may_lyn
Sep. 24th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
hehe, son almost got hubby an article 15 when we were in germany, son took out and hid the insides of hubby's alarm clock, then put the face and hands back in. THAT'll teach hubby not to leave his tools unlocked.....
i used to call baby intellectually curious, and my darling son manually curious. i liked that.
oddharmonic
Sep. 24th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
Hey, I tried.

Maybe we should find her a piggie to carry around and teach her to say "piggie!".
oddharmonic
Sep. 24th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you. When I'm in the right frame of mind, I think she's a sweetheart too. (Mostly she's been a big challenge lately, but it should get better after we get her squared away on the healthcare front.)
lil_sass
Sep. 24th, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC)
She'll be an ocean diver in no time - heh.
oddharmonic
Sep. 25th, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
Now we just have to take her to the ocean!

She spent the entire visit to the pool yesterday sitting on the top step wearing her snorkeling gear. Next visit, we'll try the next step down. Whee. (:
angrykeyboarder
Sep. 24th, 2004 01:53 pm (UTC)
Aaaaw....
that's so cute!
oddharmonic
Sep. 24th, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Aaaaw....
I'll pass that on to her when I wake her up. (:
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oddharmonic
Sep. 24th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC)
After I took the picture, she jammed several stubs of sidewalk chalk in the snorkel and complained to me that it didn't work.

Hopefully the larger amount of water in the pool will keep her busy for longer. (:
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oddharmonic
Sep. 25th, 2004 07:34 am (UTC)
It's fine. I laughed after I got the pieces of chalk out of the snorkel.

"I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you" has become a frequently used part of my vocabulary since becoming a parent.
greeneyed_devil
Sep. 24th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
A future scuba diver in the making!
oddharmonic
Sep. 25th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
Are there kids' SCUBA classes? If I used those as an incentive to stick with swim classes, it might have better results than last year's try at swim classes.

Seriously, when we went to the pool, she sat on the top step in her flippers, snorkel and mask for the better part of half an hour and I learned that she can pick up diving rings with a flipper. (I'd dropped them on the steps as incentive for her to put her face in the water.)
greeneyed_devil
Sep. 26th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
I know there are kids classes to start getting them into it, but I don't think they're full-fledged scuba classes. Maybe a snorkeling vest would be good - it inflates so you can swim around with your face in the water while breathing with a snorkel.
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