The language train is all over the map as they say but for Owen, it is definitely the globe. Siri and he are becoming best friends. He asks Siri to translate everything now. He makes his voice clearer for her, pronouncing his words more distinctly. It’s amazing to listen to him and he will talk to her for hours. “I want milk please in potato”, he asked her. He doesn’t really understand what language means. He asks her to translate words in boy, girl, potato, and turkey to name a few. He laughs hysterically when she tells him she can’t translate in turkey. He asked me to blow bubbles and when I blew them I told him to count the bubbles. He counted to ten. I asked him to count to ten in French. He did. He didn’t say all the numbers and his words weren’t completely clear but he tried. I thought let’s try Spanish. The same thing happened. He doesn’t always respond when I ask him questions or want him to do something. For him to kind of count in two other languages, I’m beyond excited. I have always said he thinks all languages are one big happy language. Now as his voice gets stronger I can’t wait to see him soar. This momma needs to brush up my on her languages or how to use a translator quickly. The connections are coming to his emotions as well. “Happy and sad and mad”, he said. He went on, “are you happy”. It’s wonderful to hear him talking about emotions. I know he is starting to read my expressions too. He also knows how to push my buttons. But the good news is I can read him like a book too and I can see this twinkle in his eyes when he is trying to get me. I’m thankful my sweet baby O is growing. Every day I look at the hope of tomorrow, I remind myself where we have come from, and I can’t wait to see what happens. He’s doing amazing and I truly can see the sparkle in his eyes. Find your passion, know that tomorrow is a brand new day, and make sure you share your smile. 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.