11 hours ago
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
What a difference a year makes
Max's school had a Concert in the Park event over the weekend. They had singers performing on a stage, ice-cream and cotton candy stands, clown face-painting, raffles and all sorts of fun stuff.
Last year, Max couldn't stand to be anywhere near the music, or even outdoors at all; he just wanted to stay inside, in the rooms he was familiar with.
This year, he was into everything.
He ate the cotton candy. Wait, even better, he held onto the cotton candy cone, no mean feat for him.
He not only listened to the music, he tried to be a backup singer.
He gave me a tour of the school and his favorite wheels.
He hung out with his teacher, Erin.
He hung out with the event mascot.
He generally had an awesome time.
But wait, there's more! Last week his school had a concert. Max has NEVER in his life participated in one. Again, this is a kid who hates noise and crowds. But they coaxed him onto stage and he stayed. Max was a lion; a teacher even crocheted a mask just for him.
Seeing Max living, and loving, life like this makes me the happiest girl in the world.
All of you moms with very young kids, take heart and take note: Trust me, you have no idea what your child may someday achieve.
Posted by Ellen Seidman at 12:16 AM