The laughter is what I needed to hear from my baby. Yesterday was emotional. Today I’ve tried to be calm. This pretty much meant sitting all day when Owen said, “sit”. I could tell right away that if I didn’t sit that it was going to be a meltdown kinda day. It started early when I tried to go into his bedroom to put some clothes away. As soon as I flipped on the light he came running. And screaming. He was even in another part of the house. I tried to have him help me, explaining what I was doing, and he wasn’t having it. He kept screaming. He wanted the light off, he wanted me out of the room, and he wanted me to sit. Lights are becoming more and more of a concern for him. And then of course doors, as well. If I don’t close one of the doors properly there’s more screams, more meltdowns, and more emotions from both of us. I keep hoping that the more he makes connections to the lights and doors it will be easier for me to work with him on explaining why they aren’t always exactly as he needs them to be. I can only imagine the emotions he goes through when doors aren’t closed the way he needs them to be or lights are still on when he wants them off. The rules apply to some doors and some lights, and truly maybe all doors and all lights have rules but I might not understand the rules enough to know that I’m breaking a rule. And then I breathe. I have to remind myself I’m human and I can only remember so much. I always call them rookie mistakes when I know what happens if I do something that upsets him. I try to remind myself and him that we are a team and together we must figure this out. We sang, we laughed, we loved, and we sat, but we made it through our day. Remember to keep a smile on your face and a laugh in your heart. Embrace the world around you 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.