Blanket, Owen yelled sitting on top of the blanket. I tried to cover him and he yelled it louder. “Blanket”, one more time he cried out. I said, “you have blanket”. He finally let me pull it out from underneath him to cover him up. Another day of no school means another day without his beloved routine. He did really well in general throughout the day but as day turns into night I can feel his anxiety increasing. School is already on a two-hour delay tomorrow. I can feel my anxiety increasing as I hope and pray it doesn’t turn into another day off for him. I further my anxiousness thinking about summer. I don’t want to even think about it but it sneaks in there as the days go by. Any and every break are hard on him and summer is anything but routine. I have to save that thought for a different rainy and snowy day. The language train was slow to leave the station today but it’s another thing that has increased as the day has moved on. I constantly wonder how many languages he comprehends. Since he was little he’s been fascinated by them but only recently has he started talking in them. He switches between languages easily. He asked me to blow bubbles for him and he counted the times in English. I asked him if he could count in Italian. He said, no but quickly started counting to ten. As soon as he finished I asked if he could count to ten in Spanish and he did. I asked for German and he walked away. He was done with my game. The bottomless pit continues to eat more than me. Two breakfasts, two lunches, tons of snacks, and a good size dinner for him to the point of asking for more food. My response, absolutely. I’m excited that he requested shrimp for lunch and fish for dinner. And I’m probably more excited that he ate all of it. It’s years in the making getting him to eat a wide variety of food and here we are. I’m hoping that I can convince him it’s bedtime and we fall asleep quickly because this momma needs the rest. His smile was definitely brighter than mine but his shining smile definitely made my day brighter. Never give up on the promise of tomorrow. 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.