I like to post amusing stories about my children because I like to entertain, but they’re not always like that. About 18 months ago, just after Squirt had turned 4, we were at the swimming pool when he did something pretty impressive.
He was playing in the pool after his swimming lesson when he saw a much younger child climb over a wall and into the pool. Squirt swam over to him and held him up until the parents came and grabbed him.
It all happened very quickly – the child had been playing in the pool with his parents and suddenly climbed out and ran over to the higher wall. It only took a couple of seconds for the mum to jump out of the pool as well and follow her son to where he jumped in, but I loved that Squirt saw the child was in trouble and helped out.
It was only later that the swimming teacher pointed out that Squirt also couldn’t stand in that area. I asked him if that was true and he said “yeah, I just held onto the kid and kept jumping off the bottom of the pool to keep him above the water”.