A long day happens when it starts at four o’clock in the morning. Owen doesn’t like his bedroom door closed, but he also does not like light. I got out of bed around five after tossing and turning for an hour. I have a blackout curtain hanging in between the hall and the kitchen, hoping it would keep enough of the light from shining into his bedroom. I wanted to make coffee, I needed my coffee. I didn’t even turn the overhead light on, but instead used the flashlight from my phone. Owen was awake in a heartbeat, screaming about the light. I’ve had the curtain up for a while and sometimes it works, but most of the time he wakes quickly when there is any light on in the kitchen. I need to explore more options so the light does not bother him. The things I was going to do were put on the back burner and our day began. He was in a good mood most of the day, very talkative and expressive as well. He wasn’t much in the mood to listen to my instructions, but I could also tell he was having a hard time processing everything. I asked him to show me a video on the tv. He couldn’t do it right away. He will find something on his tablet and then project it onto the tv. It took him about thirty minutes before he could go through all the steps. I forget how hard it is sometimes for him to process a request I have made. He has to completely change gears and then do the steps. I was excited that he was able to show it to me after he thought it through. It seems like all we did today was eat. He feels taller to me and I think all that food was fueling his growth spurt. Even though we both were purely exhausted from our early morning we both fought sleep. I kept thinking about all the food I wanted to eat and the things I didn’t get accomplished, but they will be saved for another rainy day. He sang a lot and played his instruments as the day went on. I didn’t even try to have him paint. I figured I would wait a couple more days for that again. The smiles, the giggles, and the song in my heart carried us through our day. Never give up on the miracle that is right around the corner. 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.