The year was 1988. AJ's Mom was introduced to a little band called New Kids on the Block (NKOTB). If you haven't heard, they recently reunited and released a new album and started touring. A big thank you to Uncle Dustin for going on a 'date night' with AJ's Mom to see the New Kids! And to answer your questions: Yes I felt like a kid again and sang every word to every song :)
It is obvious AJ cannot hear music. However, we still turn on music that has loud bass beats or a NASCAR race to help him experience sound. He doesn't always pay attention, believe us! Even though he can't hear, he can feel the vibrations on his hands/body from the tv speakers and if its got lots of bass, it vibrates the tv stand and the floor.
On a whim, I put in my new NKOTB album and put on a song I knew had a lot of bass. What happened next shocked me. And ok, I bawled. What an awesome way to combine a childhood memory with a new memory of our son. He enjoys NKOTB! AJ actually turned his head to the speaker to "listen". I am one proud Mom!! Here is a video of AJ enjoying NKOTB!
NOTE: Stop the music player at the top of the blog before playing the video-the video is LOUD, so adjust your volume!!