Exhaustion is catching up with me. I thought today would be the day I would accomplish a lot. Today was not that day. Owen and I did have a really fun day though. There were a few moments we were in circles but in general, he did well. Tomorrow is summer “camp”. He has been repeating his teacher’s name over and over again all day and he tells me he will see her tomorrow so that’s good. But then he tells me “no new kids today”. It’s a lot for him to process. He then would start listing off the kids from his class. How do you explain something like this. All I can do is try to help him through it. He was so excited to go to church this morning. He told me he wanted to wear his green shirt and blue pants but I told him his green shirt was dirty. He told me one of the guys at church wore a green shirt and blue jeans. It didn’t dawn on me that he was actually telling me he wanted to dress just like him. They all were T-shirts that have the logo on them for his classroom. I loved the connection and when I told them they gave him his very own T-shirt that he will be able to wear next week. When we came home from church we drove by the windows. He didn’t scream at me going to church or coming home. He only told me a couple of things about the way I was driving but stayed very calm. We drove by his beloved windows, the flag he likes, and the mural he wants to turn by, and then we came home. He didn’t cry, scream, or have a meltdown through the whole process. I watch him bounce on his balance ball and I’m always amazed at how well he does with it and he keeps it right with him. His coordination is so finely tuned but there are still those components that his body can’t do. He was very mischievous today. I could see the little gleam in his eyes. He asked for the puffcorn he likes and instead of sitting to eat it he would take a bite and run. I told him he had to sit while he was eating so he would sit, grab one, put it in his mouth, look at me, and then runoff. I was onto him though. After a couple more I told him he had to stay seated. He said, “no more seated today” and once again ran off to play. Eventually puffcorn for the win and he came back and sat down. Now as bedtime approaches I’m hoping we can get to bed early and he will be ready for his new adventure. He’s kept me on my toes today but his smile has brightened my world. Dream of the possibilities of tomorrow. Know that all things are possible if you believe. 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.