I tried really hard to forget about the huge meltdown Owen had over the sun visor in the car and instead focus on the amazing progress he had. I pulled down the visor, not even thinking about it to block the sun. He immediately started screaming. Thinking through it I’m amazed at how much car knowledge he actually knows. He watches bus repair videos but I really didn’t understand how much he retained of them or was able to associate with the car connection. As soon as my visor was down he went into overdrive mode. He was saying all car-related words but he didn’t know how to talk to me about the visor. I immediately started crying but his words were amazing. He talked about the tires needing to be changed because of a flat, the engine, the windshield, and then it dawned on me that I had put the visor down. As soon as I popped it back up he stopped screaming. Everything has to be in its place and I needed to put it back. The next ten minutes of the drive were challenging and emotional. You would think I’d be used to meltdowns by now but I’m not. I had to push through those moments and concentrate on the fact that my baby crossed his fingers today, multiple times. This was huge. Truly the highlight of my day. To watch him do it was absolutely amazing. And then to ask him to do it and he did it was breathtaking. He always wants to start sentences but have me finish them. “That’s a”, he said and pointed to a dog on the screen. The thing is he was watching the 101 Dalmatians. He kept pointing to the different dogs. I could see this was going to take a while. I gave him a cup of milk to distract him. By the time I walked to the refrigerator to put the milk away he drank it all. But I didn’t know this. As I was walking back to him he turned his cup over. I thought milk was going to be everywhere. Instead, it was a few drops and multiple quick requests for milk. I read a new book with him that we just got. As soon as we were done reading it he looked it up on YouTube so he could hear the song that goes with it. And that was amazing. Through emotions, we grow and today we grew big. Find your motivation and inspiration and watch your world grow. 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.