We took Caroline to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live this weekend. The look on her face was priceless. When the show began, she looked at us like "wait a minute, what's going on here?" She was just so tickled! Mike and I couldn't stop looking at her face. She enjoyed the entire show. She was so focused. Her body was even relaxed and free from her regular involuntary movements.
Hearing Caroline laugh whenever she really enjoys something fills me up with happiness and hope. Sweet moments, however, can also carry some level of sorrow. I often find myself desperately wanting to hear what she's really thinking. So I end up asking her questions she can't answer. "What's so funny, Caroline?" "Why does Plex make you laugh so much?" "What's your favorite song?" She often looks up at me and vocalizes with great enthusiasm. I respond with "oh, really?" or "yeah? that's awesome!" And I feel awkward and guilty about it. But I don't want to not ask her questions anymore. I don't want to stop talking to her like she's a typical kid. I fear she will soon realize that I am faking understanding what she's trying to say. I can only find hope in the possibility that she will one day communicate autonomously. Yes and No can only take you so far. And so I try my best to just enjoy the moment and live in the present. (or maybe just ignore what is too difficult to face?)
We sang along to all the songs! haha! (Caroline loves it when we sing "her" songs)
This is Caroline's reaction when the characters appeared on stage. Priceless.
She brought along Muno and Brobee to the concert. She has all five characters, but I explained to her that she could only bring two along. She used her yes/no cards to pick them out.
Dancing with daddy's help.
Caroline LOVED the show!
We got accessible seating for Caroline. She had a great view of the show.
Caroline wore her Yo Gabba Gabba Vans shoes. She smiles whenever she sees them.