Today was Madeline's final swimming lesson with Let's Asia. Her most-excellent instructor told the six little kids in the class to grab their kickboards and get ready to race, because if they beat him to the ladder a third of the way down the pool, they could spend the entire class playing games instead of practicing.
Well, Madeline is highly motivated by the concept of exchanging work for fun, so she took off from the edge of the pool in the most amazing way. She was nearly a full body-length ahead of her classmates, and reached the ladder with her coach at her heels. She was so proud of herself, and so was I.