A little story about the pool:
Raven is TOTALLY my kid, complete with super-sensitive “warning light” and all.
Basically, any new experience must be examined, cross-examined, hesitantly touched, prodded, and smelled, and then, if all conditions seem like they are not life-threatening, she will jump in (er, step in slowly).
Matt took the first attempt at trying to get her to play in the pool, with minimal success–
After pulling her legs up to her chest every time he tried to put her down, he was eventually able to coax her into standing in the pool after about ten minutes (while her friend–younger but WAY more spontaneous–splashed and shrieked happily without a care in the world).