Even though yesterday was awful, there was one very, very bright spot. Because Josh had to work and KayTar's episodes are very consuming, my parents came to take BubTar for the day. His cousins were spending the day there, so he would have begged to go even if I hadn't needed him to. Once Josh came home, I went to pick him up. And when I arrived, he informed me that he is now in a band! A band!! My little boy is old enough to want to be in a band. Isn't that adorable? I know he's old enough to want things and he has a mind of his own...but being in a band just seems sort of old, ya know? But I was delighted! He informed me that they largely do covers of a band from Nickelodeon...and he is the "microphone player" (you mean singer? No, Mom...the MICROPHONE PLAYER) and his cousin is the drummer. His other cousin didn't want to play the piano, so BubTar said "Whatever, we just won't have a piano."
The best part?? They played a song for me. Oh yes! Sure, BubTar was singing into a large toy spoon. And yes, his cousin was playing drums on a set he had made from a highchair, empty box, toy shopping cart, and wooden chair. And, I admit, they didn't REALLY know all the words and there was a lot of humming? But it was THE MOST ADORABLE thing I've ever seen. BubTar was dancing a little while he "played the microphone" and he kept sneaking little looks at me during the song, but he wouldn't keep eye contact long enough for me to give him the "You're doing great!" face. But it was the best moment.
He talked about "the band" the entire way home. He said his cousin is going to get the "real instruments" and write down the words to the songs so he can practice. And then? They're going to have a SHOW. Yeah. A show. My four year old and his band are planning a show. I can't get over it. When we got home he told Josh about the big plans and the show and said things like "I hope you like my band, Dad." to which Josh replied "I'll love it, because YOU'RE in it." And then, after we tucked him into bed, we could hear him singing in his bed for the next two hours.