Today, AJ had his BFF over so I decided to see if Charlie wanted to go in the pool too. And to be honest, I was surprised when he said yes. For about 1/2 hour he merely sat on the edge. But then he got brave and used the fish inner tube I got him.
After we did that for a while, he got on the step and sort of leaned into me in the water. And I pulled him around by the hands. I even held him while we both went underwater. He didn't want to do it a second time, but he didn't cry either. He also created a game where he threw is nuk and then "swam" over to get it.
I was just amazed at what a difference a few days has made. Charlie went form being a kid that was afraid of the water to the kid I had to bribe to get out. And the only reason I made him get out was that he was shivering and his lips were blue.
I am glad he seems to be taking to the water. Like drinking coffee and golf, life just seems so much easier if you like it.