Our community pool has a big slide. It's an enclosed curved slide that dumps in to the twelve-foot section. Harry tackled that slide the first day he passed his deep water test. We went down r-e-a-l s-l-o-w the first time. But once he'd done it once he was hooked. But Pippi wouldn't go down.
A few times she went up to the top and thought about going down - but she could never make herself do it.
Today she did it.
And guess what.
(Of course you guessed, and I knew it would happen too)
She LOVED it.
And best she has the satisfaction of knowing that she didn't let her fears get the best of her! That's a good accomplishment for a summer day!