Still running on inspiration from I Heart Faces and my son’s natural ability to make me smile, I thought to make this collage.
When he was 11 months old, right before Daddy left for Iraq, we went to Turner Falls camp ground in Davis, Oklahoma. To keep him happy in the car, I was singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” when I heard two soft little claps from the backseat. The hubby and I looked at each other with that first time parent excitement “Was that him? Did he just?!?” Another round of “If You’re Happy” and we witnessed those two chubby hands clapping together then we were all three clapping and smiling.
Now he’s three and I’m glad he still claps along, encouraging little brother to try to clap, then stomping like a herd of wild elephants charging through the living room.