Last night the fireworks were not our sleeping friend. Owen couldn’t settle. Every time a firework went off he rushed to the window to see what was going on. The hours rolled by and no sleep was happening. I think I could have slept if I was the one setting them off. The good news, once he fell asleep he slept all night. Me, not so much. He woke happy and he has continued to show his enthusiasm by screeching screams of udder delight. He laughs when I suggest he not scream. The roaring screams go with my random emotions. I’m happy he’s happy, but I wish he could tone down the screams a little. Or maybe not so ear piercing. We will be off to our Saturday adventures soon. He first asked for his teacher and then I told him it was Saturday. He has been very interactive this morning and even initiating conversation. He told me “good morning mommy” and followed it by “I wuv ewe”. I can tell he is in a huge need for input. He has crawled into my lap multiple times, squishing himself into a ball in my arms. He has also wanted to be in his cocoon swing and running all over the house. No settling today. But the words, the glorious words are here. He says, “breffest wanna eat breffest”, as he finished eating his pancakes and sausage. I am also trying to keep his aggression in check. He likes to walk up to me and hit me. He goes through spurts where he will hit me every day and then asking for “big hug”. It’s like his attention getter. I try to explain to him that he can have hugs without hitting and that doesn’t always go over well. He likes to push boundaries and I have to figure out if it is something he doesn’t understand or the way he is processing that moment. And I’m sure there are many other scenarios. Today I’m thankful for his words and interactions. Now to start our day, new shoes await as part of the adventure; those do not always go over well. One day at a time and the rest will follow. Know that you are not alone in this journey called life. Your story may be different than ours, but someone is right there with you and needs to know they are not alone. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.