This year was my mom's turn to jump in the North Sea for the New Year's Dive. On the way there she said, "you know Claire, ever since you jumped in 2 years ago, I was secretly jealous."
I'm still trying to wrap my head around that one.
And, to answer the question that may be looming in your mind, no, I did not join her. I'll give you the same reason I have given everyone else as to why: I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid.
That said, my hat is off to those who make it an annual event! (Because we need some insane people in the world to make me feel somewhat normal).