We have to travel out of town to go to an outdoor pool, so we took swimming stuff along with us on our last day trip to Fort Collins. This pool has two big slides, and of course they are the first things you notice. From the moment we walked in, Sophie began agonizing over whether she would go down the slide. It became quite an ordeal. (Do you remember, "You want to! You don't want to!" ? Well, she still does that. The difference is she knows the correct pronoun now, and she doesn't make these contradictory statements quite as rapid-fire as she did when she was one and two.)
Finally, when we were getting ready to leave the pool because the oncoming thunderstorm clouds were covering up the sun and it was getting chilly, she decided to go for it. And of course, she loved it. I'm really proud of her.