The words, the glorious words were flowing yesterday. They were all referencing his schedule and what was going to happen over the next few days. School is back in session and my boy couldn’t be happier. The minute Owen leaves school he is asking to go back. He asks for it as he goes to bed and when he wakes in the morning. His teacher said he is doing well in school and progressing nicely. He slept later this morning but still came to my bed with the now trademark Linus walk. It makes my heart sing. I decided to find another blanket that will hopefully compare to this one. We shall see how that quest goes. I went to the store I got it from yesterday, but they didn’t have anything similar. It had been several years so I wasn’t holding on to much hope, but I still had to try. Since it’s a blanket I’m really not too worried about losing it, but they still get worn after a while. I remember my mom telling me a story about my brother having a favorite blanket and it got to the point where she would pin pieces of it on his clothing because that’s all that was left from it. It’s only been a few days for Owen to be attached to this blanket, but as soon as he comes home it is the second thing he grabs now; the first being his tablet. I’ve been trying to give him more tasks to do when he comes home, hoping this helps him with life skills. He wants things sometimes instantaneously, not understanding that I can’t magically produce the object he wants. He’ll scream until I get his milk or keep pushing his tablet at me until I help him with the choice he wants to make. I try to get him to understand that I can’t always take the item he is trying to hand me depending on what I am doing. This aggravates him. From an early age, I would try to explain when I was holding something hot or my hands were full, but he hasn’t been able to always process this and make the connection. I see progress though. Through his eyes, I learn a lot about the world and myself. Know that you are a lot stronger than you think and find what lights up your world. 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.