As if going off the high dive is not brave enough. This video is right after she almost fell from 3/4 of the way up the steps. One of the most terrifying events of my (Elise) life. Dan thankfully didn't see it. While I was messing with the camera I saw her starting to fall and then she caught herself on the rail and was dangling with no feet touching off to the side of the ladder. I started running towards her and she regained her footing and marched all the way up. I regained myself enough to video in case we could never talk her into doing it again. She then swam to the ladder and climbed out. We both started crying but she would have nothing to do with me. Already my 5 year old is too cool to be comforted by her mom. I asked her what was wrong and she said she was mad because I was running to her to help and "she did not need help". Already she wants to be so big. And she did go off again with her daddy standing at the bottom of the ladder holding his breath.
Brianna and high dive from Elise Deeble on Vimeo.