I’m not sure how I can say I slept better when I was up about ten times but I’ve felt better today than I have in quite a while. Eating healthy is not my favorite thing to do but it is helping me and that’s what’s important. That doesn’t mean I don’t dream about sugar every single minute of the day still. Owen had a good day. I took him to the “play center” where we met some friends. I hadn’t been to the Clay Center in years. They have a lot of different activities for kids and numerous other events throughout the year. He didn’t know where we were going but he kept asking to ride in his “little red wagon”. I know that it brings a lot of comfort to him to be able to sit in it when everything around him can be overwhelming even if he is enjoying what he is doing. And he can get out of it easily to still do the activities. When we got there he immediately saw one of his favorite things and wanted to go to the “rocket ship rocket ship please”. From there we waited for our friends to come and it was nice to have people to help show him around. He loved playing at the different water tables and going into the music room. I could tell he was overstimulated but still completely enjoying every part of it. He wanted to walk the stairs and ride the elevator, both favorites of his. I figured at the max he would last about two hours and I knew he would tell me in his way he was ready to go. He said, “mommy change” and I knew this was our cue. He always asks me to change clothes when we are going home. He wants to know that we aren’t going anywhere else and I need to be in specific home approved clothes. We rode the elevator one more time and told our friends goodbye. On the ride home, he screamed a little but I was able to quickly distract him and we got home without a complete meltdown. The rest of our evening was very low key and he fell asleep quickly. He wanted the “clock go to bed” this evening as he always finds something he wants to take to bed with him. I told him the clock couldn’t go to bed with him and he laughed. He said something in Spanish and that was the end of our day. I’m thankful for his laughter and his big smile that keeps me going no matter what our day brings. Find your strength, push forward, and know that 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.