Do you think she might be channeling Gertrude Ederle? Why else would she get to the UK and refuse to take those darned things off? She wore them to school on Tuesday with her uniform. It was interesting to watch the reactions of the other children and parents. Perhaps we committed a faux pas? Oh wait that's French. Perhaps it was improper? From the reactions she received, it was clear that Laney was the first to attempt such a thing. I don't think there is a place in Wikipedia for her with this first, but keep working at it Lane. Swimming the English Channel is taken, but I am sure there is something out there for you too.
Speaking of French, the boys have kept me laughing with their pronunciation of their new vocabulary words. Their favorites at the moment are "zero" and "bois". Both are said with a lot of enthusiasm and spit. I imagine that is not proper either, but it sure is funny!