Some days I have to breathe. Owen was on edge all night. He kept repeating his schedule over and over. I tried to distract him only for him to circle right back to the same thing. We started the morning similarly and he was very clingy. I’m trying to teach Owen independence but sometimes that stops me in my tracks. My boy loves water and he has no concept of water safety or what he shouldn’t do. And then there is the toilet. He had already gone to the bathroom once when we woke up but he drank a lot so before I got him dressed for school I had him go potty one more time. He’s a lot faster than me so I told him to go to the bathroom and I followed. He wasn’t that far ahead of me but far enough that he went to the bathroom and stuck his hand in the toilet. I had already put his shirt on and because it was long sleeves it was wet. And not only was it wet but he wanted to shake it around. My head spins. I hate toilets and here he is playing in it. This is not the first time, or even the tenth time this has happened. I’ve lost count of how many times he has done this and yet I seem to block it out of my mind until it happens again. I begged him to never do this again, like I’ve begged him all the previous times. So I breathe. We walked to the bus stop and this is where my heart soared. He loves talking to Siri on my phone while we wait for the bus. He wants to ask her how to say things in all the languages. After he was done I started asking him how to say different phrases in numerous languages. He’s said bits and pieces to me before but here we stood and I asked him phrases from all the different languages he has gotten Siri to translate into. This momma was shocked. Like his English, it is still not fully articulated but phrase after phrase he said them. Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Portuguese all flowed from my baby. I recognized them only because the words have been repeated so much from Siri. Soon he will have it all flowing easily and I’m going to have to say use your English instead of use your words or I’m going to have to learn it like him. I keep thinking about how quickly he has learned all of these languages but I know it’s been years in the making. Never give up on the miracle that is right around the corner. It’s a beautiful story waiting to be told. Remember you are amazing and tomorrow is a brand new day. 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.