Owen slept all night. He was up early but laid with me for a few minutes more before we got up for the day. He seemed to be hungry from morning to night and very connected to everything around him. He was playing with some of toys and quoting Mickey Mouse as he was sending his rocket ship into the sky. I love when he actually plays with his toys. This doesn’t happen often. I can see how French is quickly becoming his go-to additional language. I thought it was going to be Spanish but not French is easily surpassing all the other languages. However, I still think he sees all languages as one big happy language. I started showing him Sofia the First in French. He was mad as a hornet at first until he saw what I was pulling up. Then before the video even started playing he sang the whole opening song in French. I try to give him real-world examples of things that he likes in books or videos. He now likes a book about the garbage truck so I told him we would have to listen for the truck to take our trash. He watched the whole process and then sat down with his book to read. His voice is getting stronger. He is starting to use it to find videos on his own. Sometimes the voice-activated option doesn’t always understand him because some of his letters are not always recognizable but he’s trying. He was working through emotions today. “Owen is happy”, he said. He ran through many other emotions but when I said he was Owen he struggled with that. My sensory child loved dinner tonight. We had a chicken cheese rice bake that had carrots and peas. Most of it went in him but to his sensory delight, he rubbed the bites all over his face. We were covered in it. After dinner, we went back to the translator. I thought Siri could speak Turkish but she informs me that she could not translate Turkish yet. Owen kept asking her to translate turkey and laughing hysterically when she said that she couldn’t translate that. Bedtime went easier than most nights and now it’s off to bed myself. The joys come from hearing his laughter, knowing he growing, and tomorrow is a brand new day. Find your motivation and be inspired. 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.