We all knew that was coming!
And, their teacher gave them lollipops!
They knew that would happen too.
What was less expected were the happy tears pouring from my eyes. Their intensity matched only by the pride and accomplishment glowing in Bears's.
For the record, Comedian did not pass. This, too, was expected. And, contrary to what the image above says, she is not upset about this in the least. "I get to do level ONE again" she says animatedly to anyone who will listen.
Friday was Bear's long earned (like five years in the making) moment.
And, The funny thing about really wanting to do something is that even when you have achieved it you still want to do more, to go further, and try new things that yesterday seemed impossible.
Like this. Holy Cow - I got a swimmer on my hands!
* - A short PSA for all parents: There is a 24 hour fatigue delay when your children swim four hours in one day. The next night expect them in bed a full two hours early!
** - Oh, and don't miss the quote of the week, a lament on the end of swimming!