How do I teach my child to blow his nose and not poop in the tub? These and other fine questions have come to surface today. Owen would rather make the snot nose sound than blow his nose and truly he doesn’t really understand how to do it but he won’t even let me help him with it. He finally asked me for a tissue. This actually brought me great joy because when I say finally I mean like he actually asked me for a tissue. This isn’t something he does, these weren’t really words he comprehended before, and he still doesn’t understand how to blow his nose but he asked me for a tissue. Using the word “tissue”. These are those little victories that aren’t so little, they are huger than huge and make this momma happy. He feels more mature and yet he also feels very immature. There is this line between the levels that seem to cross back and forth depending on the moment. His answer now seems to be throwing things. When I can’t explain a situation to his understanding or satisfaction usually something goes flying. Lately, it’s been his tablet. Some of it is still the attention-getter. But he is also working through a lot of these moments with the calming techniques we having been working on for years. My goal has always been to try to help him realize that he is having a meltdown and that he can focus his energy on trying to stay ahead of it. Today was one of those days he did both. Meltdowns and strategies intertwined and with that is when I see growth. One day at a time I remind myself. Everyone seems to have a very full plate right now and I’m thankful for every step forward we take. Remember you are important and today is a stepping stone for your future. Believe in yourself and the rest will follow. 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.