The morning was great, the afternoon was hard, and the night is sad. How do I help my baby. Regression with potty training, progress with words and emotions, and maintaining in many other ways. But we are both hurting. Our routine is gone. It’s how Owen thrives. And here we are not sure when things will change again. I have to focus on the positive side. I have to continue to concentrate on when I see his progress. His words are flourishing. He is getting to the point where he understands how happy hugs and kisses make me. He runs up and kisses me and stands back to watch me smile. He will then kiss me again, giggling as he runs away. He has now figured out that he can take one tablet and play a song, letting his other tablet record the song on the app that plays back the voice in a cartoon tone. He laughs hysterically as the song is mimicked back to him. It’s good to hear him laugh because he still has such a hard time with seeing schoolwork that his teacher has given him. Numerous times he has ended up in a ball on the floor crying over the papers he recognizes from his teacher. I have been trying to find other similar activities so that he is still learning the same things, but not upset about the papers we are looking at. I hold him as much as he’ll let me, but my hard breaks for him. How do you explain the unexplainable. All breaks are hard for him and here we are on one that I don’t know when it will end and if he will go back by the end of the school year. I have to focus on the positive, that’s what I keep telling myself. I am teaching him how to walk on the toy stilts. He did really well today, taking about six steps. He was able to step on the little buckets, hold up the strings and with me moving his legs a little bit he was inching his way forward. We didn’t go on our walk because it rained throughout the day so as he was drifting off to sleep he kept repeating “go for ride”. My heart aches knowing that is what he looks forward to and I can’t always give it to him. I remind myself again to focus on the accomplishment of the day and not the sadness that creeps in. Find hope and comfort in knowing you are not alone. We are in this together. 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.