When it started, I expected the normal reaction from Brendan- some interest in singing but most likely a lot of looking around, fidgeting, spacing out and, most likely, some misbehaving. What I was not ready for was his whole-hearted joy and excitement. He was so into his performance.
I was kicking myself for forgetting our video camera so all I have is this crappy cell phone video but it will give you a glimpse into how awesome it was.
Often, I am frustrated and annoyed with all of Brendan's energy and craziness but in this moment I have never been more proud of him. It was such an eye-opener for me because I would never want to take away the joy and fun that he was having, so how can I wish that he were any different than how he is? No matter how frustrated I get, no matter how many times I have to tell him to calm down or be still, I would never want to kill the amazing spirit he has. He is just perfect the way he is.