Swimming in December is one of the perks of living in Africa, and besides in phys-ed at school – where they drill them quite hard – sometimes we all go to another nearby pool where I took the kids for a break the other day.
Liz was showing off her dives, how small a splash she could make.
Daddy, was that a little splash? she asked me from in the water?
Excellent, I said. Yes, very small splash. Could barely see a ripple.
Why can’t I be in the Olympics?
You can, I said.
No, said Jon, our Grade Two kid who was lounging on the deck beside me. It’s too expensive.