The boys are on winter break this week and we took a trip to the movies. They love going the movies, even with the loud speakers. At many of the movies, both boys get obviously excited during the action segments. SJ always puts a smile on my face during these times. Over the past few months, I smiled watching him as Lightening McQueen ran the big race in Cars. I smiled as he saw Roddy and Rita fight the waves in Flushed away. During these times, he gets out of his seat, jumps up and down and flaps.
Since we first observed SJ flap his hands at age three or four, we recognized that it’s something he only does when he’s excited. He doesn’t jump and flap when he’s anxious or upset, but just when he’s excited. So when SJ, flaps, I smile with pleasure. I wouldn’t know how to interpret someone else’s flapping and I’m pretty clueless as to how SJ’s flapping appears to others. I do know that when SJ flaps, he’s happy, very happy. And, that is certain to put a smile on my face.
Today we saw Bridge to Terabithia. I was disappointed in the movie. Afterwards, when I asked SJ how it was, he told me that he gave it two and half stars out of five. The most disappointing part to me was that SJ didn’t give it any flaps.