Owen immediately started talking about getting in the car to go to the bus stop. I told him that it wasn’t raining so we would walk. He asks every day now to ride in the car, but most days we can still walk. We got outside and we started walking. We could see the moon. It was the first time we have been able to see the moon for weeks it seems. Between the cloud cover, fog, or rain we have been missing it. We don’t go out late too many nights so it’s mostly in our morning walks that we get to see it. When he looked up into the sky it was like he saw his long lost friend. I could watch each step of the process wash across his face in the moonlight. First, he had the excited phase. His eyes got big and his smile got wide. But then he gave it the look of why haven’t I seen you in a long time. He does this with people and now to watch him interact with the moon like this was incredible. He didn’t look directly at the moon. He kinda focused on it from the corner of his eyes. His nose wrinkled up and his smile became a little crooked on the side. He started making a tiny noise and kept walking straight. We got to the bus stop and I could see the excitement wash over him as he looked at the moon. He was processing it all. His bus came around the corner. When he got on the bus it was like he was almost hugging the steps again, happy to be on his beloved bus, then he turned around watching his friend the moon as the aide tried to convince him to go to his seat. He absolutely loves the moon. We talk about it, he watches videos, and he has many apps he plays with. He can quote facts that he has learned and I’m always shocked exactly how much information he stores. I got him a tiny projector that shows different space scenes and he wants to do “free two one blastoff” every night before bed. I have him count down and then I have the projected rocket ship fly on our ceiling across the room. We make rocket ship noises and do this several times. Nothing makes this momma happier than having her baby happy. Live life out loud and love the world around you. 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.