Ethan

A Little Bit Of Magic On A Rainy Car Ride

On Sunday we had a bit of a journey to a family birthday but had to leave early because Ethan experienced sensory overload. As we left the heavens opened and it felt like three days of rain came down in about fifteen minutes. 

As we drove the roads around us turned into rivers and we really would have been better trying to get home in a boat! There was also thunder and lightening, something Ethan hasn’t experienced as he has always been asleep, so we were interested to see if he would react. 

My mum said something that really tickled me and I burst into fits of giggles and couldn’t stop laughing. This also made her laugh, and what made it even funnier was all around us the rain was pouring down and the roads were flooding and we kept joking about the situation. 

Ethan suddenly just started to laugh along with us, big belly laughs, he really was in on the joke. It was lovely to see as we had had to leave early because the party was too much for Ethan, and in this moment we could tell he was feeling better. 

We also got a new word on our journey home, something that we haven’t had for a while. 

We had to drive through the Dartford Tunnel and we made a big thing out of it saying ‘Look Ethan we are in a tunnel!’ All of a sudden he said tunnel three or four times. It was lovely hearing another word. 

We have tried to get him to say tunnel again but we have had no luck. This often happens with Ethan, it doesn’t mean that he no longer knows how, it may just be because he doesn’t see the need to say the word again. We wasn’t in a tunnel yesterday morning! 

I’m linking this post to Magic Moments over at The Oliver’s Madhouse


15 Comments

    • Sarah Wheeler

      I can undersatnd where he’s coming from too….language can be quite abstract when you think about it, am sure “tunnel” will reappear when it is needed. Love the feeling of being safe and snug in car with rain battering down on roof.

  • motherslittlesteps.com

    I love that you and your mum found humour in a not-very-funny-moment =) And most of all, your son started laughing too. I love children’s laughter – so infectious! Dropping by from #Magic Moments. All the best, D.

  • Nicola Robson

    I love those moments when you share a joke together and the little ones join in the laughter. And very cool that he has another word – even if he won’t use it out of context! I can just imagine his brain storing all these useful little words up to – hopefully – surprise you with one day.

  • sabrina montagnoli

    So good he was joining in the fun! My wee man is like that with his Italian. He only speaks Italian with Italian people or if he knows a new word only uses it in context.

  • EmmaT

    Sensible Ethan, no point saying things when not relevant. It’s great when you get new words, especially when they’ve come after a tense time and some rollocking laughter. #MagicMoments

  • Kriss MacDonald

    How lovely everyone laughing together in the car while it poured and poured with rain and Ethan joining in. I can see why it was a magic moment.

  • Jaime Oliver

    awww Jane!! this is fantastic! those moments are purely amazing add in the new word and its pretty damn close to perfect xxx

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

    p.s … I am sure Ethan will pull that word out again when he is ready for it x

  • Sara Murray

    I love that Ethan started laughing too, that must have been such a magical sound. I’m sure tunnel will reappear when there’s a real reason to use it 🙂

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