This is a celebration post.
RyLeigh, who will be 6 on Friday, went to see How to Tame a Dragon and was able to sit through the entire movie. Well he didn't exactly sit through the whole movie. But the first showing in a very small and out of the way movie house was the key. This was his first theatre experience. Shelley never wanted to set him up for failure by taking him to somewhere that he would not be able to be successful. He has impulse issues and can be at times, a bit of a handful.
Lots of activity, loud sounds, emotional themes, other kids, someone staring at him, the dark are all things that cause him distress. Yep that would be the picture show as my Daddy Jack called it. Going to the movies has been a non activity for Ry until Sunday.
He came home and said to Papa and I, "I was a terrific success at my movie". Why, yes he was. He was apprehensive when the lights lowered, covered his ears when the promos started, stood up and said he wanted to go now, when the movie got emotional but he was able to self soothe and overcame his discomfort and watched his first movie in a theatre.
Damn people this is huge. Just gynormously huge. He is coming along just fine. Unlike Peter Pan, this boy wants to be a real, grownup boy and is making great strides. Yeah for Ry, yay for us.