One day a week, Cannon gets bussed to another school for his GT class. This class focuses on less traditional learning and allows them to explore learning in a more creative way. (I actually think this style of learning would be beneficial for so many.)

Last week they had a showcase where parents (and grandparents) could come in and listen to the presentations the kids created about their simple machines. Cannon thrives in this environment and was so excited for us to be in his classroom and to show us his creation and how it functioned.

He was beaming. As I watched him present to his dad and grandparents, I so badly wished I could bottle up that excitement and love because he was shining. And I’m sure, in a not-so-distant-future, his energy for school will fade and he’ll realize we’re just average parents but I want him to remember how he felt in this moment.