Today felt a little calmer but then it also felt like how the start of the holidays go. I got a pirate costume for Owen for Halloween. He’s been watching different cartoons featuring pirates so I thought maybe he would connect to it. I wanted him to try his costume over the clothes he had on. That did not go over well at all. I put the vest on him and before I could even think about trying the pants on him the vest was off. He wouldn’t even try the pants over his jeans. This is when you don’t rock the boat. He doesn’t understand about Halloween at all. For now, the costume was for me, not really for him. Clothes bother him, the length, the feel, the size, the colors, and the list goes on so a costume really isn’t something that he is interested in. It took me a while to work through all the emotions but I realized his smile is what I wanted so each year I still try to explain the holidays to him but I don’t push my expectations on him. He was so animated tonight, excited about reading, and finding the videos once he read the captions to me. I’m thankful for this new found love of reading. I still sit amazed at every single word he reads. My heart swells with pride for every letter he makes out and every combination of words he puts together. We laughed a lot tonight. He sang and he played his keyboard for quite some time. I celebrate these moments and reflect on where we’ve come from. Never give up. Keep pushing forward. And know that you can accomplish great things if you set your mind to it. 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.