Now officially seven and two-thirds, my son can jump into the deep end. With this newfound confidence, he decided he should teach me something as I was sitting on the edge of the pool. He said “Mama, put your hands in. Can you feel the water?” I did so, and confirmed that I could feel the water. He said “No, do you FEEL it? Let me show you. When you do it like this (he glided his hand gently) , it is smooth. But when you do it like this (he spread his palm and flapped it fast) it is hard.”
I did what he showed me. He watched me until he was satisfied that I finally understood what he meant. My small Genius of Water was telling me how much easier it is to work with the elements than to force your will upon them.