While passing our community pool...
Me: "It won't be long and we'll be swimming.
Natalie: "I know. I wish I could float better."
Me: "You could take lessons."
Natalie: "No lessons!"
Me: "Why not?"
Natalie: "I can already swim...are you saying I can't swim?!"
Me: "I'm saying I think you could become a stronger swimmer if you took lessons."
Natalie: "Mom, I'm a reader and a writer...I'm not a swimmer."
Me: "Couldn't you be a swimmer, too?"
Natalie: "No, my schedule is too tight."