I'm over a week late with this. Last Saturday we went to the zoo at Central Park. It was quite remarkable, watching the difference in Theo between last summer and today. Suddenly Theo was looking at the horses with interest as they trotted through the park. Last year, at the zoo, he barely looked at the animals. This year, he gazed in wonder at penguins, sea lions, polar bears...And at the children's zoo, he had a blast. He tried feeding the goats, but every time a goat went for the food, Theo giggled and pulled his hand away. Poor goats never got any food. I felt baaaaaaaaad.
I don't know what happened to make Theo bloom one day, but I'm grateful for it. To be honest, it was a bit scary last summer when he couldn't care less that we were at a zoo. It was a genuine relief to watch his face peer through the glass and giggle when a penguin swam by in front of him. He's doing wonderfully.