Monday, April 19, 2010

On Why Twinkle Twinkle Is Such a Big Deal.

A blast from the past: J-man at a year.

Before J-man's first birthday, I was farting around on the Internet and I came upon a video via YouTube. I can't remember the context exactly, except it was a baby about Jonathan's age, sitting in a high chair with his mother in front of him. It was like one of those America's Funniest Home Videos. Anyway, in the video, this little girl was vocalizing the song Twinkle Twinkle with her mommy, her little hands in the air fluttering like twinkly stars. She wasn't singing exactly... a word or two maybe... but she followed the pitch with her voice. And those hands followed along, so twinkly.

It was that day I really felt something was wrong with the J-man.

It was an ugly day.

Not only had he never done anything like that, he had no interest. And lemme tell you, that day I tried. It was then that I really realized something was amiss. Now, one could say I jumped the gun. Not even one year old. But I think when a mother feels something is off, she is probably right.

And you know our story up to now....

So now, when J-man flutters his hands like twinkly stars to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle, it feels like magic. Like a blessing. Like I can breathe.

1 comment:

Candice said...

That is so exciting! My little guy just turned 2 and has started to say mama so I know that wonderful feeling you get when they do something you have waited and worked to get. I think that the mom's whose kids do things on schedule don't get to appreciate them like the kids who struggle(I know I didn't with my daughter). So, yes it is a big deal :)


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