Owen woke right before two. Two, and half hours later, I moved from my bed to our large beanbag in the living room, hoping Owen would go back to sleep. He screamed, he cried, he kicked me, he hit me, and he hugged me. What goes through his mind, I wonder. Finally, about five in the morning, as I was rocking him, he says, “I’m not going to sweep”, within a second his eyes were closed, and snoring softly. I fell asleep shortly after him, sitting straight up, sill holding him. In an hour he was awake again, ready to play, and get the day started. Me, I moved to the couch. It was party day, but all I wanted to do was sleep. I got him ready first, I never do this. I then went to get ready. Came back, and got him dressed again. We were out the door. Coffee shop, bowling, and then grandma’s is the usual order of our day, but today it was coffee shop, grandma’s, and then bowling, so I could get his cake, and balloons. This change was anything but little for Owen. He got upset when we didn’t go bowling. As much as we love routine we also need to change it up, so moments like these it will be easier for him to understand. Once he was at the bowling alley, he was ready for his party. I didn’t know how he would handle having so many people at his party that he knows from different places, but he did amazing. He bowled, and bowled, and bowled some more. He didn’t want to take out time to do anything with his cake, and I didn’t attempt to have him open his presents, but he really handled everything beautifully. He slowly took it all in, and throughly enjoyed being able to bowl for two hours straight. Towards the end I think our night caught up with him, and he was ready to go, but everything went better than I could have imagined. Thankful for everyone that was able to share in his day, and that sent their wishes. My bowling king is seven, and I couldn’t be happier with how our day went. Through tired eyes I see more clearly what’s important, and the love that people have for my son shined bright today. Find your happiness, and let your light shine through. 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.