“We are now calling all first-class passengers and travelers with small children to board United Airways,” the flight attendant announced. I stood up and adjusted Colton’s jacket, then turned to help Lilianna with her backpack. “It’s time for you guys to go now,” I said. I grabbed each child’s hand and escorted them to the gate.
Why aren't you swimming, Colton?” I said as Colton is kicking his legs and bobbing his head in and out of the water. “What is wrong with you? They're not going to believe that you can swim if you keep touching the ground, Colton! Do you want to pass the swimming test and go on the slide? What are you doing? Don't grab the edge of the pool! Swim, Colton, swim! Why can't you do this? You do this all the time, Colton! Stop your crying! Are you kidding me right now?"