My baby boy is growing up. Our kids are homeschooled and haven’t yet done many lessons or classes outside our home, so when Cedar decided he’d like to try swimming lessons at the local pool, I signed him right up. As we stood there on the first day waiting for his name to be called, I wondered how he would do with leaving his mama and sister all on his own for the first time. Even though the lessons are 1/2 hour long and we sit right there watching him, for me it felt like the first day of kindergarten for my little guy (I admit I got a bit choked up). But Cedar? He whipped off his shirt, gave me a little wave and followed the teacher to the pool. He’s enjoying himself, going for it, and I’m a proud mama.