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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fear of Water

Hi all. I made anoter comment that gave me this idea for a post again. When I was about 8 or 9 my parents went camping with my cousin in Grand Rapids MN. My cousin is a year and a half older than me and she had another one of our cousins with us and I had a friend my age with us.

Well we got there set up shop and got going on our camping trip. We had rented a cabin for like a week or so and then we had to make trips into town to get groceries but also did other things. My godmother took us to where Julie Garland grew up. Its now a museum. It was so cool. I wish I could go back some day. Take my girls to it since we do have Wizard of Oz aroudn the house.

Well anyway one day while we were out swimming my cousins decided it would be cool to see who could flip off the back of the inner tube we were all sitting on and seing who could come back up right away. Well my cousin K went down and back up. Then my friend J went down and back up and then it went Me and then cousin D. Well I didnt come back up right away and I think cousin K went back up on the tube and went under again and I think she accidently pushed me down further and pushed at my face. But since then I have had a hard time with being under water.

I used to be able to swim under water and now I cant because of this fear. I hate this fear but its there and I dont know if I will ever be able to get away from it. I can back float and splash around but get nervous when I go under. Even in our pool we bought this summer I was nervous of being alone and falling in and not being able to get back up again.

I dont want my girls to be scared of water so I try not to show my fear of the water when we are in the pool. Life is good other wise. I just had to post about this. I was thinking of it. Its been weird how some of my comments have lead to pots lately but it gives me something to talk about.


tshsmom said...

SME got knocked under by a wave when she was little. Fortunately, we were right next to her, and pulled her up right away, but she's still afraid to learn how to swim. :(

tweetey30 said...

Mom its hard to learn something when you have a fear like this. To a kid its scary and sometimes it just never goes away.

Gayle said...

Tweetey, you shouldn't worry about it. It's natural after an experience like that. Our black lab would have drowned when she was little. Just a puppy, she was on the end of her leash (fortunately) when she ran into the pool and sunk like a rock. She's three-years-old now and still won't go near the water. Some will say, "but she's an animal." Animals are smart. When something almost kills them they learn to stay away from it.

As long as you can sit and play with your girls in the water you're doing pretty good and better than most would be doing. I wouldn't go on any cruises though, or do anything else that might possibly require you to swim. If you ever plan an excursion over water, it would really be necessary to overcome your fear somehow, because being able to swim could save your life.

tweetey30 said...

Gayle I love dogs and have seen some pretty funny animal fears in my life.

I have to say I want to go on a cruise some day but not sure when. I hope to have this fear concored by then.