When we were in Hawaii we took the kids on a snorkeling trip.
Nobody could snorkel...and there were tears.
I also think I almost drowned trying to teach one of them, but I might be exaggerating a bit.
(But probably not.)
Looking back, jumping off a boat into ridiculously deep ocean water and thinking they would just miraculously snorkel was probably not a well thought out expectation.
So I bought them some cheapy snorkels yesterday so they could practice for our upcoming cruise.
I told them to sit on the steps in the shallow end and practice learning how to stick their faces in and breathe.
Then they progressed to the floaty.
And finally, I have 2 new snorkelers to add to the family!