Rachel has taken swimming lessons this summer, and I can officially say that Rachel can swim. Okay, she can’t swim an extremely long distance, but she can swim. I didn’t measure it officially, but my estimate is that she can swim about 10 or 12 feet. That’s both good and bad. I’m glad she can swim, but now she wants to not wear her floaties anymore, so I need to be right with her all the time. It’s good, because when she does wear floaties, she just relaxes and floats, and doesn’t swim, but when she doesn’t wear floaties she is becoming a stronger and stronger swimmer. Now my challenge is to convince her to wear floaties when I want her to. It’s a challenge because she enjoys the freedom of not wearing floaties.