Today I had a minor victory and I didn’t even realize it until afterward. I took the kids to the new pool in the area, located just a couple miles from our house. They have a great children’s play pool, superb facilities, and a price tag that assures we won’t be frequenting it often. Sorry, kiddos, I know you liked the warm water and all the fountains. I’ll get you wetsuits to wear in the FREE pool and I’ll splash you, ‘mkay?
I’ve been to the pool here (the FREE one) on my own to swim laps in the past. I’ve hurried from the locker room and slipped into the water as quickly as possible. Being submerged to your chin gives you anonymity, especially when you also have goggles on. You’re just a bobbing head at that point. But in the kiddie pool, everything is exposed. You can’t hide.
And I didn’t hide. It didn’t even occur to me to try to hide. And although I wasn’t quite as exuberant and willing to show as much skin as Harry, here, I didn’t feel self-conscious or out of place at all.
I’m really beginning to be comfortable in my own skin. And I’m really liking that