Where on Earth did I find all that patience to wait for the whole week to report that -
my son, Troy Alexander,
started walking at the age of 14 months.
For a long time.
Pushing us away to show us that he can.
When I told my co-workers on Monday, our receptionist said:
'Congratulations - now you're officially a mom!'
And we all know why, don't we?
It's a big step forward and we are all very proud of our big guy.
On another, music-related note, we have been listening to a lot of new (for my son) good music this week.
I played some Dmitri Hvorostovsky's CDs for him. Just to see his reaction. When he was very young, he did not like lower voices.
Now he does.
It came as a surprise that he really likes "Uzhel' ta samaya Tatiana?" ( Ужель та самая Татьяна?)
He tries to sing together with the CD and claps through almost the whole aria. Especially at the end, when there is this absolutely crazy and majestic music that is supposed to depict the tempest in Onegin's heart, Troy claps with most enthusiasm and energy. I am surprised that this music does not suppress him. Beautiful as it is, it's grand and very dramatic. However, apparently, he is able to stand up to it. Interesting...