Recently, I received an email from my sister that concluded with the following:
Will you please ask Andrew when Luke might get
better, he may know. I really don't want him to miss
any more school and maybe Andrew has an idea.
Let me explain: My son Sees.
Now I heard about this sort of thing when I lived in Chile, but I confess I did not believe. Until now. (Well, I still don't believe about that 4 year old Chilean boy.) But I must now acknowledge that some kids--ie my kid--do have psychic powers.
It began a few months ago, these declarations from my two year old that were somewhat . . . prophetic? Here is an example of the sorts of things he would say:
1. Driving on GW Parkway
"Mommy, what happened to Taylor?"
A chill goes down my spine.
"Nothing; Taylor is fine. Everything is fine." But I know now it really isn't.
"No, he isn't. What happened?"
Andrew, you tell me. What did happen? Heart racing, I prepare to call Taylor's mother, a close friend from high school. Will it be a call of consolation or of warning? Only Andrew knows, but he has assumed a posture of silence, staring out the window, calm as the Potomac River he watches . . . and as turbulent beneath the surface.
I decided to record his predictions and visions to discover how they match up with the report from the person Seen.
March 21, noon EST
"Momo is lying on a couch."
I told Brigham of the vision. "We should ask Momo what she was doing at around 10 am today," I suggested. So Brigham poses the question to his mother: Momo, what were you doing at 10:00 on the 30th anniversary of your second son's birth? You don't even need to answer.
A few weeks ago, I was explaining to Andrew that we had to take baby Will to the doctor to find out if he was sick. Andrew declared that baby Will was fine. My heart leapt. I had to ask again, to be sure.
"Is he sick, Andrew?"
"No, just a little bit sick."
A bright ray of hope. And as it turned out, Will's CF test was negative. Andrew was right: He was only a little bit sick.
What was it that you were saying about your toddler? That he knows the ABC song or whatever? Oh, and your little baby can reach and roll? Wow, that is really impressive. You must be so proud.
Anyway, I am so excited to find out what Baby Will's superpower is. I suppose Andrew could tell me, but I would like at least some things to be a surprise.