I think if I could actually get some sleep that would be a plus. The exciting part of my day was finding something new Owen wanted to eat. He loves seafood and chicken, will eat some pork but has never been a fan of beef. Well, tonight I found something he liked and it made this momma’s day. I made a country-fried steak entree. I cut a bite and was about to say to him “try this”, putting the fork next to him. Before the words even came out of my mouth he grabbed the bite off the fork and shoved it into his mouth. It was gone. I started cutting the meat into more pieces and Owen’s nose turned up. It still amazes me how the look of an object can completely turn Owen against it. He, fortunately, tried another bite and he finished it all off completely. He smiled through most of the night. I tried to keep us moving forward. His words, his actions, his smile keep getting brighter. He’s asking me more questions and the connections are increasing. I’m not focusing on the potty training hiccups we had again tonight but instead focusing on his smile. He listened really well tonight and we were able to keep him from going into a meltdown over the way I sat down or didn’t sit when he needed me to right that very second. He yelled, “patience” and I knew he needed my attention. Learning to grow as a team is very important to me and I see those days becoming more fluid. Never give up. The unspoken words of yesterday are being shared with the world today. Find your strength and keep moving forward. 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.