Video #2...I know I'm in trouble when she is sizing up the ladder as Chance does his dive. Hmmm..I think she is really going to do it. Note her little sigh as she walks by me. That cracks me up every time.
Video #3...Yep, she's gonna do it. My worst fear is coming true. She is going to be that kid that gets to the top of the diving board and has to be forced to jump. Ugh! I realized as all of this was going through my head, I should probably stop taping because that makes me look like an even WORSE mother. I'm "making" my kid jump, she's crying AND I'm taping it.
Oh, how I really wish you could have seen what happened AFTER this video. I turned it off when she was crying up the ladder (just helping you remember). She continued to cry as she walked across the board and stood on the edge of the board and cried some more. (I was quite thankful there were only five people at the pool at the time or else I would have felt like an EVEN WORSE mother.) Then, a calm came over her and a strange look of determination and it was then that I knew everything would be okay. She jumped...and when she came up, she was laughing hysterically. I guess it was a success?!? ;) I just wish I would have ignored the crying and continued filming the whole process. It was hilarious.
Video #4...I wanted to include another video of her jumping and having fun so that there is documentation that she really DOES like it now. Yay, Ava! I'm so proud of you for knowing what you want and GOING FOR IT!