I was relaxing tonight reading a few blogs and I read a post where the author described seeing her daughter ride a bike without training wheels (stabilizers) as her "smushy mummy moment." I tried to find the blog again and if I do I'll link to her. IT WAS AT INDIGO BLUE! (Thanks Purple and Paisley!) Her daughter was so cute and confident riding away from her mom. For those of us who are moms, don't you just love those times? I'm proud of my boys all the time, well, most of the time. Those moments come often, sometimes they are big things, but they don't have to be. The other night I was listening to my youngest on the phone with his new girlfriend. Couldn't hear the words, (I really wasn't eavesdropping; I was one floor above.) but every so often I would hear his voice "light up" and a giggle on this end of the phone. It was a smushy mommy moment.
Being 17 he would probably not like that I'm writing about him like this (except in that deep place that teenage boys don't like to reveal). Tonight he was asked by his uncle to come to California in June to attend an equestrian competition. He was asked to come to the competition to get an idea of the types of music that are used for the Freestyle Dressage event. One of the riders has asked Jon to consider writing an original composition to be used when he competes in the Olympic trials. Imagine that, writing music and choreographing to a horse and rider's freestyle dressage routine! When I told Jon about his uncle's idea, Jon's voice changed. Thrilled is an understatement. His exact words, "I can so do that!" Unbridled enthusiasm seemed to wash over him. What an opportunity! Don't know what will come of it, but watching his face at that moment was priceless. Hmmmm, maybe there is a career in music for him.