When the moon is out and it’s the middle of the day you get a “no”, from Owen, “it’s the moon”. This was enough to get the meltdown going that was already starting in the car. He knew it’s not supposed to be out during the day. And how do you even begin to explain to him that sometimes it might be out during the day. He had therapy today. I picked him up from school and we headed there. I prepared him for his day because he normally has three therapy sessions but one of his therapists wasn’t going to be there. The sessions go one after the other but the middle session was canceled. This meant he would have to wait with me. He did well waiting and had great sessions with both therapists. After dinner, it was a whirlwind of activity. I said, “you know what” and Owen answered, “I love you”. I always say to him “you know what” and then say “I love you”. I said it because I was going to tell him how proud I was of him today but instead he said, I love you like I always do to him. One of Owen’s favorite foods to eat used to be the banana. Then bananas would cause him huge meltdowns. He still loves the flavor of bananas if he doesn’t see it. His teacher has been helping me work towards him being comfortable with them since he likes the flavor and to ease the meltdowns because you truly never know when you will see someone eating a banana. He was watching Curious George take bananas and dip them in to paint to color them. He grabbed a banana off the counter, opened it up, and asked me for blue paint. He dipped that banana right in the paint I got him. Then he asked for purple and green. Five bananas later I would have bought a whole banana farm to watch him be so happy to be doing exactly what Curious George was doing. The night ended with him watching a video on how to fix a computer motherboard and said, “take it out and hit F7”. I guess he fixed it. Hours later he finally fell asleep after a very busy day. The possibilities are endless. If you believe. Never give up on what’s yet to come. 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.