Watching him dived off the edge made me nervous.
What if he loses his balance?
What if he knocks his head on the side of the wall?
Before letting him dive off, I set a couple of ground rules. “No spinning… take a big leap from the wall..no monkeying around when u jump…focus on the jump…make sure that the water is deep enough…”
He is only 5 and can surely do with some tips from his mom on how to make a safe jump into the pool.
Seeing him display so much enthusiasm and the lack of fear to take the plunge off the edge, reminds me that sometimes it might be worthwhile to take risks in my life, and take a plunge into that very thing which will make me nervous. Who knows what pleasant surprises could be in store?