Swimming lessons at Safety Swim has really started making a difference in Eli’s approach to water. At first, he would just cry and throw a temper-tantrum but last night he willingly entered into a pool with mom and swam. This is great therapy for Eli on all levels and it is really starting to change his willingness to try new things.
A great example is the fair we went to the other night. He went on the really big slide where you have to sit on the carpet and go over three or four big humps without any fear. He also rode the carousel two times without me having to stand behind him, but the biggest thrill was his willingness to go on the dragon roller coaster with his cousin Nicole. Although he cried when he got off, he survived the entire ride and even forced a few smiles for Mom and Dad (who looked terrified for him).
Eli is really beginning to come out of the fear phase and we look forward to our Sesame Place trip at the end of the month.