Friday, June 12, 2009
There's really no better way to describe him. Jackson could eat, sleep and breathe people. It makes it easy on us when we want to go out because he never gets fussy. He is constantly entertained by all the people; people walking their dogs, people talking, people eating. It doesn't matter. I have a really hard time keeping him entertained during the day since it's just me and him at home. But when we're out, he's in heaven. He loves his stroller. He loves his car seat. I have to be careful not to say "bye bye" too early, or he will start heading for the door and pound on it until we leave. I have to have everything in hand before I even think of uttering the words.
So, yes, he is wildly social. Combine that with his explorer spirit, and quirky personality; he definitely keeps us on our toes!
The other day while I was sitting in the waiting room of Kid Therapy, Jackson's speech therapist approached me saying just how social he is; he waves and says hi to all the kids, is always smiling, and is the highlight of her day. I can't tell you how much I love to hear things like that! Then later, his occupational therapist told me the same thing, and shared a story with me of when Jackson was playing in the gym there. Another little boy climbed up a ramp and Jackson clapped for him when he got to the top, then climbed up the ramp himself! She said how much the other kids and therapists just love him and what a fun, sweet boy he is.
It has been such a rough road so far, hearing these things about Jackson bring the life back to me. It's as if every time I hear it, my lungs fill with air, my heart beats a little bit faster and my eyes see a little more clearly. The clouds break and life feels worth living again.
I love that he loves people. I love that he lights up when other kids come into the room. I love that he makes me laugh about a hundred times a day. I love that he makes himself laugh just as much. I love my boy.